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Tomorrow, When the War Began Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Tomorrow, When the War Began
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″ I wanted to spend more time with this new Homer, this interesting and clever boy whom I’d known but not known for so many years.”
John Marsden
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Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Ellie
Homer
characters
cleverness
years
boys
interesting
spending time
concepts
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“That was Homer’s genius. He combined action with thought, and he planned ahead. He sensed, I think, that inaction was our enemy.”
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″ ‘Ellie,’ Homer said solemnly, ‘I’ll never call you a stupid dumb obstinate slagheap again.’ ‘Thanks Homer.’ It was a sweet moment.”
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“Corrie and I were probably the most energetic. We took a few walks, back to the bridge, or to different cliffs, so we could have long private conversations. We talked about boys and friends and school and parents, all the usual stuff.”
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“No, Hell wasn’t anything to do with places, Hell was all to do with people. Maybe Hell was people. […] No place was Hell, no place could be Hell. It’s the people calling it Hell, that’s the only thing that made it so.”
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“I suddenly made myself leave the darkness and go for it […] It was a dance of courage. I felt then, and still feel now, that I was transformed by those four steps.”
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“The biggest risk is to take no risk. Or to take crazy risks.”
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“My fear came from love. Love for my friends. I didn’t want to let them down. If I did, they would die.”
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“As sleep crept up on me I turned my mind to my evening ritual […] a movie that I ran in my head every night. In the movie I watched my parents going about their normal lives. […] I didn’t know if I was making myself feel bad by trying to make myself feel good, thinking about my parents, but it was my way of keeping them alive and in my thoughts.”
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“Why did the English language have so few words for green? Every leaf and every tree had its own shade of green. Another example of how far Nature was still ahead of humans. ”
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“People, shadows, good, bad, Heaven, Hell: all of these were names, labels, that was all. Humans had created these opposites: Nature recognized no opposites. Even life and death weren’t opposites in Nature: one was merely an extension of the other.”
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“He grinned. “How can I say I love you for your mind, after everything I’ve just said? But I do.” It was the first time he’d used the word love, and it sobered me, a bit. ”

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