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The Host

The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

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Quote #4

"Ought to know more about the universe—not to mention the new tenants of our planet." (25.45)

Jeb encourages Wanda to tell stories about her other lives. These stories help the humans learn about the existence of life on other planets and provide them with knowledge that might help in the event of another alien invasion. Better to be safe than sorry.

Quote #5

"As long as we have a healthy host, we can live forever." (25.111)

Wanda takes her alternate lives-style for granted. Her species treats bodies like we treat automobiles. Getting tired of your old clunker? Upgrade to a newer, younger, faster model.

Quote #6

Look, I'm human. It's hard to be fair sometimes. We don't always feel the right thing, do the right thing. (30.23)

Melanie sums up human existence fairly succinctly here. It's a series of choices, some right, some wrong. We have to live with them either way.

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