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Open Season

C.J. Box

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Wyomingites, Joe had observed, didn’t know what to do when it rained except get out of it, watch it through the window, and wait for it to go away.”

“The relationship between a father and his daughters, Joe had discovered, was a remarkably powerful thing. They looked to him to accomplish greatness; they expected it as a matter of course because he was their dad and therefore a great man.”

“Joe had always considered individual words as finite units of currency, and he believed in savings.”

“We’re bringing good little people into the world who have a mom and a dad who care about them and love them. They know right from wrong because their parents teach them which is which, and because their parents live by example. Somewhere, there is a reward for us, Joe. We need to believe that. We won’t just be abandoned.”

“Pronghorn antelope were the second fastest mammals on earth—only an African cheetah could outrun them.”

“In Wyoming, the people owned the game animals, and they took their ownership to heart.”

“Joe rarely found a reason to draw his weapon, and even if he did, he doubted he could hit anything with it. Joe was a notoriously bad pistol shot at any range, the worst in his class.”

“...sometimes we see things in animals that aren't really there. It's called transference, if that makes any sense. ...I think there are a lot of people who say they do things for animals when they're really doing it for themselves. They see things in animals that might not really be there. I think sometimes that hurts the animals in the end, and it hurts other people, too. ...There are people on both sides of the issue who think animals are more valuable than people are...”

“any more about it?” Joe asked.”

“What humans can do to change the planet is puny.”

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Book Keywords:

environmental-protection, transference, power-of-words, endangered-animals, common-sense, bureaucracy, economy-of-language, ecology, visual-writing

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