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Gary Paulsen Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Gary Paulsen
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“Brian he once had an English teacher, a guy named Perpich, who was always talking about being positive, thinking positive, staying on top of things.”
Gary Paulsen
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Hatchet
book
Brian
Mr. Perpich
characters
thinking
teachers
determination
moving forward
be positive
concepts
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“He was alone. In the roaring plane with no pilot he was alone. Alone.”
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“The memory was like a knife cutting into him. Slicing deep into him with hate. The Secret.”
Brian
character
secrets
hate
memory
concepts
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“For the first time since the crash he was not thinking of himself, or his own life. Brian was wondering if the bear was as surprised as he to find another being in the berries.”
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“Many of the changes would prove to be permanent. Brian had gained immensely in his ability to observe what was happening and react to it; that would last him all his life. He had become more thoughtful as well, and from that time on he would think slowly about something before speaking.”
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“I have a friend, he thought—I have a friend now. A hungry friend, but a good one. I have a friend named fire.”
Brian
character
thoughts
fire
friends
hungry
concepts
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“He could not play the game without hope; could no play the game without a dream. They had taken it all away from him now, they had turned away from him and there was nothing for him now. The plane gone, his family gone, all of it gone. They would not come. He was alone and there was nothing for him.”
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“None of that used to be in Brian and now it was a part of him, a changed part of him, a grown part of him, and the two things, his mind and his body, had come together as well, had made a connection with each other that he didn’t quite understand.”
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“But there is a difference now, he thought—there really is a difference. I might be hit but I’m not done. When the light comes I’ll start to rebuild. I still have the hatchet and that’s all I had in the first place.”
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“In the city if he made a mistake usually there was a way to rectify it, make it all right...Now it was different, and all so quick, all so incredibly quick.”

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