“Noor eventually came to learn that we see what we want to see” (165).
“He had lived long enough to grasp the danger of hope”(15 Rosoff).
“All those words, and the pleasure they had provided for people over the years: escape, entertainment, education…he had changed minds (12).”
p 16 “Despite its name, the Korean Demilitarized Zone – or DMZ – is the most heavily militarized border in the world.” For the past decade – it is true! – I have been out of tune with myself in ways only known to my Self. I am the piano in need of tuning where…
p 168 “She never learned to value those things that white people valued. The greatest pride of the Kiowa was to do without, to make use of anything at hand…the baseline of human life was courage.”
“It’s an interesting choice, to breed an animal that can’t reproduce itself. Must make it challenging.”
“On a day such as today, the widows and the grieving mother were expected to keep their black weeds and pale faces in their shuttered homes…No parade of victory or peace ever included the biers of the dead” (302).