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Joana Vilkas Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Joana Vilkas
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“I moved from body to body, treating blisters, wounds, frostbite. But I had no treatment for what plagued people most the most. Fear.”
Ruta Sepetys
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Salt to the Sea
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Joana Vilkas
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fear
wounds
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“I was sick of it. Sick of hearing the phrase German Only. Could we really turn our backs on innocent homeless children? They were victims, not soldiers.”
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“Guilt is a hunter. My conscience mocked me, picking fights like a petulant child. It’s all your fault, the voice whispered.”
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“Joana’s freedom had cost me mine.”
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“Joana still had her mother. Reuniting with her mother was her motivation. She would slay dragons to get to her. Mother was anchor. Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean.”
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“What a group we were. A pregnant girl in love, a kindly shoemaker, an orphan boy, a blind girl, and a giantess who complained that everyone was in her way when she herself took up the most room. And me, a lonely girl who missed her family and begged for a second chance.”
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“Everything was filthy. Especially my conscience.”
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“Joana Vilkas, your daughter, your sister. She is salt to the sea.”
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“I had agreed with Mother to look to the future, but secretly I dreamed of returning to the past.”
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“Survival had its price: guilt.”
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“I thought of the countless refugees trekking toward freedom. How many millions of people had lost their home and family during the war?”

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