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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

Time Quotes

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Quote #4

"Hush," Tuck interrupted. "Everyone hush. I'll take Winnie rowing on the pond. There's a good deal to be said and I think we better hurry up and say it. I got a feeling there ain't a whole lot of time."

Jesse laughed at this, and ran a hand roughly through his curls. "That's funny, Pa. Seems to me like time's the only thing we got a lot of." (11.7-8)

Ba-dum ching! Ah, good ol' immortality humor.

Quote #5

"No," said Tuck calmly. "Not now. Your time's not now. But dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. You can't pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that's the blessing. But it's passing us by, us Tucks." (12.10)

How many times have you heard someone say, "there aren't enough hours in the day"? Well, the Tucks have the opposite problem. While everyone else is scrambling to fit everything in to their short time, the Tucks just wish time would pass them by, too.

Quote #6

"Listen, Ma and Pa and Miles, they don't know how to enjoy it, what we got. Why, heck, Winnie, life's to enjoy yourself, isn't it? What else is it good for? That's what I say. And you and me, we could have a good time that never, never stopped. Wouldn't that be something?" (14.26)

Enough with the downers. Jesse thinks that having all the time in the world means having all the fun in the world. Do you agree?

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