The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Quotes
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Awe and Amazement Quotes
From the very first moment his father had told him about it, the mechanical man had become the center of Hugo’s life. (1.5.5)
He packed up his things and raced out of the station. He was hungry and tired and had no idea where he would go. (1.5.44)
Hugo was good with clocks, too. The talent ran in the family. Hugo’s father had always brought home broken clocks for his son to play with, and by the time he was six, Hugo was able to fix just a...
And so Hugo began working all day in the dark on the clocks. (1.5.41)
Memory and the Past Quotes
There it was, like an accusation, reminding Hugo that everything in his life had been destroyed. He sat down and stared at it. A long time passed. (1.5.45-46)
Most of all, Hugo would do his best to remain invisible. (1.5.56)
Art and Culture Quotes
Hugo’s father had stepped into a dark room and on a white screen, he had seen a rocket fly right into the eye of the man in the moon. Father said he never experienced anything like it. It had bee...
“I want to see what’s in your notebook.” “You can’t. That’s a secret,” said Hugo. “Good. I like secrets.” (1.7.10-12)