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Versions of Reality Quotes

Siobhan said that the book should begin with something to grab people's attention. That is why I started with the dog. I also started with the dog because it happened to me and I find it hard to im...

Isolation Quotes

[...] I knew that it meant "happy," like when I'm reading about the Apollo space missions, or when I am still awake at three or four in the morning and I can walk up and down the street and pretend...

Order and Logic Quotes

I do not like people shouting at me. It makes me scared that they are going to hit me or touch me and I do not know what is going to happen. (5.5)

Fear Quotes

I do not like people shouting at me. It makes me scared that they are going to hit me or touch me and I do not know what is going to happen. (5.5)

Language and Communication Quotes

I got Siobhan to draw lots of these faces and then write down next to them exactly what they meant. I kept the piece of paper in my pocket and took it out when I didn't understand what someone was...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. (5.2)

Love Quotes

We do this because sometimes Father wants to give me a hug, but I do not like hugging people, so we do this instead, and it means that he loves me. (31.5)

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

It was nice in the police cell. [...] I wondered how I would escape if I was in a story. [...] I decided that my best plan would be to wait for a really sunny day and then use my glasses to focus t...

Identity Quotes

My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,507. (3.1)

Truth Quotes

People say that you always have to tell the truth. But they do not mean this because you are not allowed to tell old people that they are old and you are not allowed to tell people if they smell fu...
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