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motives Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about motives
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“How, if I know all this, you may ask, could I hound him--shatter him again and again. dive him deeper and deeper into woe? I have no answer, except perhaps this: why should I not? Has he made any move to deserve my kindness?”
John Gardner
author
Grendel
book
Grendel
Hrothgar
characters
actions
pity
motives
getting what you deserve
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″‘Why did you do it anyway?‘he says. ‘I don’t know. To show them that I’m more than just a piece in their Games?’ I say.”
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“What are you doing here, Rorschach? This is a Government base and I hear you’re wanted by the police?”
Rorschach
character
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“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.”
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“I fought that war to preserve justice in this world.”
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“Things that cause friendship are: doing kindnesses; doing them unasked; and not proclaiming the fact when they are done, which shows that they were done for our own sake and not for some other reason.”
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“The distance is nothing when one has motive.”
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″ We knew that the girls were our twins ... they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. ”
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“Never trust a demon. He has a hundred motives for anything he does ... Ninety-nine of them, at least, are malevolent.”
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“Why did she leave all of her property to Uncle Elwood? Well, I suppose it was because she dies in his arms.”
Harvey
book
Veta
Myrtle
characters
death
motives
concepts
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“Fifteen-year-old Jess’s grandfather has just had a major heart attack, but he insists he finish his painting, River Boy. At first, Jess cannot understand why this painting is so important to her grandfather, especially since there doesn’t seem to be any boy in it at all. But while swimming in the river herself, Jess begins to feel the presence of a strange boy. Could this be the same one her ailing grandfather struggles to paint? And if so, why has he returned?”

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