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Full Title:: All the Birds in the Sky

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Chapter 6

He was still kind of a gullible person, which had made him easy to prank at summer camp—but also, he rebelled at the idea of starting to close off possibilities in the world.

Children,” said Theodolphus Rose, “are adults who haven’t yet learned to make fear their hand puppet.”

Chapter 7

His shoulders were a scaffolding around his ears.

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Weirdness is value neutral.…

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Chapter 8

A society that has to burn witches to hold itself together is a society that has already failed, and just doesn’t know it yet.

Chapter 14

effluvia

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The trap that can be ignored is no trap.

Society is the choice between freedom on someone else’s terms and slavery on yours.

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Worry is often a symptom of imperfect information.

Chapter 16

Aggrandizement

Definition:: the act of making something appear greater than is actually warranted by the facts

It’s his life. One tends to privilege personal insights in such matters.

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Chapter 18

And I was just thinking that maybe one day I would understand why they chose to fail, but it would be too late.

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“You know … no matter what you do, people are going to expect you to be someone you’re not.

But if you’re clever and lucky and work your butt off, then you get to be surrounded by people who expect you to be the person you wish you were.

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Chapter 19

bulgogi

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Chapter 20

doyenne

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Chapter 21

Laurence said, forming the thought as he spoke.

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Chapter 24

Lately I’ve discovered certainty can be a kind of curse

Chapter 25

phototropism

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