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We Bought a Zoo Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from We Bought a Zoo
  1. #1
    “What I figured out was that love, it only comes once in a life time. Just can’t get a handle on it”
  2. #2
    “And for once, Donald Rumsfeld, in the news at the time over the Iraq war made sense to me: “As we know,” he said, famously, “there are known knowns-things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns-things we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns- things we don’t know we don’t know.”
  3. #3
    “I just wanted to show you cool animals!”
  4. #4
    “If you love me, let me know.”
  5. #5
    “If you’re doing something for the right reasons, nothing can stop you.”
  6. #6
    “Yay, we bought a zoo!”
  7. #7
    “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
  8. #8
    “You know, everybody here thinks you’re a dick. I don’t know what that means, but I don’t think that.”
  9. #9
    “I like the animals... but I love the humans.”
  10. #10
    “Please don’t take offense if I don’t hit on you.”

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  1. #11
    “Their happy is too loud.”
  2. #12
    “Merely showing a picture of a tree to an accountant in an office block has a small but measurable effect in reducing his or her blood pressure. Actually moving about among trees soothes us far more deeply.”
  3. #13
    “I thought if I came out here it would stop. Back home, every place reminded me of her. Filippe’s on Third Street. Balboa Park. Little Dom’s, the coffee shop, that... That’s a big one.”
  4. #14
    “You don’t want me. I’m filled with Scotch, bitterness and impure thoughts!”
  5. #15
    “Throwing yourself into worthwhile, fruitful hard work that you believe in, as much as you can handle and more, is a kind of luxury not everyone gets to experience.”
  6. #16
    “It’s not about where an adventure ends, because that’s not what an adventure is about.”
  7. #17
    “Why would an amazing woman like you even talk to someone like me?”
  8. #18
    “Well, talking to girls is easy. They’ll tell you everything. The secret to talking is listening”
  9. #19
    “Because it’s a good dream. And it’s got cool animals in it and some pretty great people, too.
    And because I’m your father and I’m the only one you’ve got. And the line of people in this world who really care about you ends here. So stop moping around this place, man. And pick up a shovel and dig a hole. Do something. You just sit here and feel sorry for yourself, man. Help me with your sister. Help me, damn it.”
  10. #20
    “What I’ve figured out is that when you love somebody that much, that hard, that long, you can never get away from them, no matter where you go. And that only comes once in a lifetime. Just can’t get a handle on it. I cannot let go.”
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