Flight

And anger is never added to anger. It multiplies.

And I know there has never been a human being or a television show, no matter how great, that could measure up to a great book. But

But I'm also addicted to books. And I know there has never been a human being or a television show, no matter how great, that could measure up to a great book.

But now I want it to pour. I want it to storm. I want to be clean.

Funny how a little politeness can change people's minds.

I bet you a million dollars there are less than five books in this whole house. What kind of life can you have in a house without books?

I hate my country. There are so many rich people who don't share their shit. They're like spoiled little ten-year-old bullies on the playground. They hog the monkey bars and the slide and the seesaw. And if you complain even a little bit, if you try to get just one spin on the merry-go-round, the bullies beat the shit out of you.

I know there has never been a human being or a television show, no matter how great, that could measure up to a great book.

I learned how to stop crying.
I learned how to hide inside of myself.
I learned how to be somebody else.
I learned how to be cold and numb.

Is revenge a circle inside of a circle inside of a circle?

Is there really a difference between that killing and this killing? Does God approve of some killing and not other killing? If I kill these soldiers so that Small Saint and Bow Boy can escape, does that make me a hero?

Then I remember that God is really, really old. So maybe God has God arthritis. And maybe that's why the world sucks. Maybe God's hands and fingers don't work as well as they used to.

They put me in a holding cell with a black kid and a white kid and a Chinese kid. We're the United Nations of juvenile delinquents.

What kind of life can you have in a house without books?

Yes, I am Irish and Indian, which would be the coolest blend in the world if my parents were around to teach me how to be Irish and Indian. But they're not here and haven't been for years, so I'm not really Irish or Indian. I am a blank sky, a human solar eclipse.