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Grandpa Portman Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Grandpa Portman
  1. #1
    “When I was six I decided that my only chance of having a life half as exciting as Grandpa Portman’s was to become an explorer.”
  2. #2
    “I realized it wasn’t just my grandfather’s life that Miss Peregrine had saved, but mine, too, and my father’s.”
  3. #3
    “My grandfather was the only member of his family to escape Poland before the Second World War broke out.”
  4. #4
    “My grandmother had bought my dad this ridiculous pink bunny costume, and he put it on and sat by the driveway waiting for Grandpa Portman to come home from five o’clock until nightfall, but he never did.”
  5. #5
    “In that narrow cut of light I saw a face that seemed to have been transplanted directly from the nightmares of my childhood.”
  6. #6
    “I thought about it, looking at the pictures and then at my grandfather, his face so earnest and open. What reason would he have to lie?”
  7. #7
    “The image was so strange, and yet it was nothing like my grandfather’s pictures. There were no tricks here. It was just a woman—a woman smoking a pipe.”
  8. #8
    “If Grandpa Portman wasn’t honorable and good, I wasn’t sure anyone could be.”
  9. #9
    “There was a girl who could fly, a boy who had bees living inside him, a brother and sister who could lift boulders over their heads.”
  10. #10
    “My dad explained it to me: Grandpa had told him some of the same stories when he was a kid, and they weren’t lies, exactly, but exaggerated version of the truth.”