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House of Dark Shadows

Robert Liparulo

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid”

“Knowledge was like candy: you never turned it down, especially if you didn't have to work too hard to get it.”

“Nothing but trees.”

“Definitely not a Gertrude.”

“Live to fight another day was an expression that did not take nto account the loved one who would die because you didn't continue fighting today.”

“The road simply ended. No cul-de-sac. No sign like the ones they had seen before: "Private Property. No Trespassing." Or "No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point." Just road...then trees.”

“I don't know...just a feeling, like in..." Xander thought for a moment. "Star Wars. You know, when Han Solo says, 'I've got a bad feeling about this'?”

“If I guess your secret, will you tell me if I'm right?" His father laughed but didn't answer.”

“He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut.”

“Xander let the full extent of his misery show on his face for his mother. She gave his knee a shake, sharing his misery. She was good that way. "Give it some time," she whispered. "You'll make new friends and find new things to do. Wait and see.”

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