From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  

by Seth Grahame-Smith

Strength and Skill Quotes in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #10

He was twenty-five again, and strong. He was so strong. All of the sorrows in his life—all of the doubts and deaths and disappointments—all of them had been for this. They were the fires that burned in his chest. They were his strength. (14.5)

In this book, strength seems to come from youth (which is such a bummer that we need to take a nap), and this quote demonstrates that connection once more. But what's really interesting about this passage is how it connects Abe's strengths to "All of the sorrows in his life." Is that crazy? Are Abe's sadnesses really his strengths? How can that be?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement