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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Adam Gidwitz

Top 10 Best Quotes

“There is something embarrassing about someone else's grief. It is hard to know what to do around it. The right answer, always, is hugs.”

“Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog.”

“It tastes like life." "What?" "Rotten and strange and rich and way, way too strong.”

“Inside her, great castles of comprehension, models of the world as she had understood it, shivered. She could not decide whether to let them crumble or to try desperately to save them.”

“There are some people in this world who have magic in them, whose very presence makes you happier. Some of those people, it turns out, are children.”

“Whoever destroys a single life destroys the whole world. And whoever saves a single life saves the whole world.”

“How could he hate the Jews and yet feel sick when they were attacked? Louis hated peasants, too, apparently, and yet he had no problem sitting beside Jeanne - hoisting her in the air and dancing even. Jacob tried to turn this over in his head, around and around, like the cartwheels beneath him. But after a while, he gave up. People were too strange to understand, he decided. They were like life. And also that cheese. Too many things at once.”

“Whether you go your separate ways or stay together, you will continue to witness--against ignorance, against cruelty, and on behalf of all that is beautiful about this strange and crooked world.”

“The mind is like a muddy road. Two ruts run down its center, from all the carts that have passed that way. No matter how many carts try to roll alongside the ruts, to stay out of the mud, sooner or later, a turn here or a jolt there will send them down into the ruts for good. Just so is the mind. As hard as we try to keep our thoughts out of the old ways, the old patterns, the old ruts, any little jog or jerk will send them right back down into the mud.”

“You are like pomegranates split open. Even the emptiest among you are as full of good as a pomegranate is full of seed.”

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Book Keywords:

grief, confusion, truth, life, human-nature, understanding, dogs, people, goodness, martyrs, beauty

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