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Discuss the January 2017 Book of the Month, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson.
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I have so many, but one of my very favorites is this one:
Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.
Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

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Mine:
“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can choose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.”
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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I like both of them! Another one I like is:
"I tried to think of the right thing to say, but sometimes the right thing to say is nothing."
"Love is patient, love is kind." -1 Corinthians 13:4

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This one sticks with me. Probably always will.
How ugly we must look to them, spilling light into every dark corner to push back the shadows, blinding ourselves to the true beauty of emptiness.
I think it's because of the various ways one can interpret it.
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That for one fleeting moment you were the most significant person in someone else's insignificant life.
“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” - W. Somerset Maugham

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If life were fair, the smartest among us would be the wealthiest and most popular. If life were fair, teachers would make millions, and scientists would be rock stars. If life were fair, we'd all gather around the TV to hear about the latest discovery coming out of CERN rather than to find out which Kardashian is pregnant.
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I think that my favorite quote in the whole book was:
If life were fair, teachers would make millions, and scientists would be rock stars.
p 198

Being a teacher and a scientist that would make me a millionaire rock star! Woot!

Another quote that was great was from Diego to Henry after Henry states, "I am Space Boy and you are a criminal." p317 Diego replies:
We're not words, Henry, we're people. Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose.

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ZenaLei7 wrote:
That for one fleeting moment you were the most significant person in someone else's insignificant life.
I haven't read this book but looking through the quotes made me very interested! This quote seems very deep, I can't wait to read the book and find out the story around these quotes :D

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hsimone wrote:I like both of them! Another one I like is:
"I tried to think of the right thing to say, but sometimes the right thing to say is nothing."
This is my favorite too!

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hsimone wrote:I like both of them! Another one I like is:
"I tried to think of the right thing to say, but sometimes the right thing to say is nothing."
I love this quote too! 'Sometimes the right thing to say is nothing' - that is so true!

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I agree: This one is my favorite!
Gravy wrote:I have so many, but one of my very favorites is this one:
Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.
I've always been so captivated by the ideas of dreams as a manifestation of subconscious emotion, and for something who is one hell of a dreamer, it's the one place where I feel like I can do absolutely anything.

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This is one of my favorites:
memories are often amalgams of truth and fiction, sewn together in our heads by our subconscious to support our personal beliefs about the world.

Hutchinson, Shaun David. We Are the Ants (p. 405). Simon Pulse. Kindle Edition.
So much for objectivity. All hail subjectivity!
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