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Kino Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Kino
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“But now, by saying what his future was going to be like, he had created it. A plan is a real thing, and things projected are experienced. A plan once made and visualized becomes a reality along with other realities—never to be destroyed but easily to be attacked.”
John Steinbeck
author
The Pearl
book
Kino
character
goals
plans
concepts
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“In the pearl he saw Coyotito sitting at a little desk in a school, just as Kino had once seen it through an open door. And Coyotito was dressed in a jacket, and he had on a white collar and a broad silken tie
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“But the pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both.”
Kino
character
accidents
luck
gods
pearls
concepts
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“In his mind a new song had come, the Song of Evil, the music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage, secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the Song of the Family cried plaintively.”
Kino
character
evil
family
songs
safety
danger
enemy
concepts
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“My son will read and open the books, and my son will write and will know writing. And my son will make numbers, and these things will make us free because he will know—he will know and through him we will know.”
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″... the music of the pearl was shrilling with triumph in Kino.”
Kino
character
music
triumph
pearls
concepts
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″... this was part of the family song too. It was all part. Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth, this is the Whole.”
Kino
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“It was the greatest pearl in the world.”
Kino
character
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“All manner of people grew interested in Kino – people with things to sell and people with favors to ask.”
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“In the surface of the great pearl he could see dreams form. He picked the pearl from the dying flesh and held it in his palm, and he turned it over and saw that its curve was perfect.”
Kino
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“And then Kino’s brain cleared from its red concentration and he knew the sound – the keening, moaning, rising hysterical cry from the little cave in the side of the stone mountain, the cry of death.”
Kino
Coyotito
characters
death
crying
clarity
sounds
concepts
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“She looked up at him, her eyes as cold as the eyes of a lioness. This was Juana’s first baby – this was nearly everything there was in Juana’s world. And Kino saw her determination and the music of the family sounded in his head with a steely tone.”
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“Here is your pearl. I found it in the path. Can you hear me now? Here is your pearl. Can you understand? You have killed a man. We must go away. They will come for us, can you understand? We must be gone before daylight comes.”
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“Oh, my brother, an insult has been put on me that is deeper than my life. For on the beach my canoe is broken, my house is burned, and in the brush a dead man lies. Every escape is cut off. You must hide us, my brother.”

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