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Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
  1. #1
    “I buried a nickel under the porch when I was 8, she said, but one day my grandma died & they sold the house & I never got to go back for it. A nickel used to mean something, I said.She nodded. It still does, she said & then she started to cry.”
  2. #2
    “I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
  3. #3
    “Is there a lot of stuff you don’t understand? she said & I said pretty much the whole thing & she nodded & said that’s what she thought, but it was nice to hear it anyways and we sat there on the porch swing, listening to the wind & growing up together.”
  4. #4
    “She told me once that the year she went to England she painted her buttons yellow so she would remember what the sun felt like.”
  5. #5
    “She waved at all the people on the train & later, when she saw they didn’t wave back, she started singing songs to herself & it went that way the whole day & she couldn’t remember having a better time in her life.”
  6. #6
    “She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.”
  1. #7
    “There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away.”
  2. #8
    “I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely at it one night & found it had wheels and moved easily in the slightest breeze. So now I spend less time sitting and more time sailing. ”
  3. #9
    “I used to believe my father about everything but then I had children myself & now I see how much stuff you make up just to keep yourself from going crazy.”
  4. #10
    “Waiting for the pen to dry up so he can start fresh with thoughts that are worth new ink.”
  5. #11
    “Remember to use positive affirmations. I am not a dork is not one of them.”
  6. #12
    “When I was 5, he said, my family forgot & left me at the fair. I wandered around in the bright sounds & smells of hot sawdust & cotton candy for hours. It was already too late by the time my parents found me.
    I haven’t been fit for decent society since.”

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  1. #13
    “I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.
    It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.”
  2. #14
    “When I first discovered the moon, he said, I gave it a different name. But everyone kept calling it the moon. The real name never caught on.”
  3. #15
    “When she played her music even the night demons stopped their work & it took them some time to remember what it was they were doing & the best of them had no stomach for it for a long time after that.”
  4. #16
    “I still fly a lot in my dreams, she told us, but I try to stay close to the ground. At my age, a fall can be pretty serious.”
  5. #17
    “The clock is a conspiracy & a crime against humanity and I would not own one except I miss appointments without it.”
  6. #18
    “Don’t you hear it? She asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & it went on for a very long time & when I finally found words all I could say was thank you. ”
  7. #19
    “I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”
  8. #20
    “She always camouflaged herself as a crowd. I’ve never been lonely, she said, but sometimes it’s hard to think above the noise.”
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