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That Was Then, This Is Now

S.E. Hinton

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Nothing can wear you out like caring about people.”

“You know what the crummiest feeling you can have is? To hate the person you love the best in the world.”

“The difference is that was then, this is now.”

“I wish I was a kid again, when I had all the answers.”

“I really do like listening to stuff that's happened to other people. I guess that's why I like to read.”

“I guess I just couldn't see standing there -- alive, talking, thinking, breathing, being -- one second, and dead the next. It really bothered me. Death by violence isn't the same as dying any other way, accident or disease or old age. It just ain't the same.”

“We had played a kid's version of gang fighting called "Civil War," and then later we had got in on the real thing, we fought with chains and we fought barefisted and we fought Socs and we fought other grease gangs. It was a normal childhood.”

“I didn't think much about that statement then. But later I would-I still do. I think about it and think about it until I think I'm going crazy.”

“You can't say, 'This is just a stage' when its important to people what they're feeling. Maybe he'll outgrow it someday but right now it's important.”

“Life had seemed so simple once, now it suddenly seemed so complicated. I could remember a time when my only worry had been paying Charlie the three bucks I owed him.”

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Book Keywords:

caring, death, life, growing-up

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