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The Golden Apples of the Sun

Ray Bradbury

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.”

“That's life for you," said McDunn. "Someone always waiting for someone who never comes home. Always someone loving some thing more than that thing loves them. And after a while you want to destroy whatever that thing is, so it can hurt you no more.”

“It was a day to be out of bed, to pull curtains and fling open windows.It was a day to make your heart bigger with warm mounain air.”

“...But here I was with hardly a sign of any outward conflict. It was all running around in spiked boots inside my head, making cuts and bruises where no one could see them except me and a psychologist. But it was just as bad.”

“Then, of course, the telephone’s such a convenient thing; it just sits there and demands you call someone who doesn’t want to be called.”

“Since our tongues first moved in our mouths we’ve asked, What does it all mean? No other question made sense, with death breathing down our necks. But just let us settle in on ten thousand worlds spinning around ten thousand alien suns and the question will fade away.”

“Remember, you’re remarkable. Our whole family is odd and remarkable. We can’t mix or marry with ordinary folk. We’d lose our magical powers if we did.”

“Whenever a light blinked out, life threw another switch; rooms were illumined afresh.”

“Well, late this morning, walking to the office, I heard someone laugh out loud. It shocked me, so I froze in the middle of the street. It was me, laughing!”

“We must try some other way, then,” mused Mr. Villanazul. “Someone must be—sympathetic—with her.” “What other way is there?” asked Mr. Gomez. “If only,” figured Mr. Villanazul after a moment’s thought, “if only there was a single man among us.” He dropped that like a cold stone into a deep well. He let the splash occur and the ripples move gently out. Everybody sighed.”

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