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Joana Vilkas Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Joana Vilkas
  1. #1
    “I moved from body to body, treating blisters, wounds, frostbite. But I had no treatment for what plagued people most the most. Fear.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “Guilt is a hunter. My conscience mocked me, picking fights like a petulant child. It’s all your fault, the voice whispered.”
  4. #4
    “Joana’s freedom had cost me mine.”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  7. #7
    “Everything was filthy. Especially my conscience.”
  8. #8
    “Joana Vilkas, your daughter, your sister. She is salt to the sea.”
  9. #9
    “I had agreed with Mother to look to the future, but secretly I dreamed of returning to the past.”
  10. #10
    “Survival had its price: guilt.”
  11. #11
    “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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