He'd kept this silence because his own secrets were darker, more hidden, and because he believed that his secrets had created hers.
("The Memory Keeper's Daughter")
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A final blow to the dignity of these children is having their government claim they revere our children, and we protect our children, when we don't do that at all. Clearly, what we're doing is protecting our government workers and not the children.
A moment was not a single moment at all, but rather an infinite number of different moments, depending on who was seeing things and how.
Either things grow and change or they die.
The thing is, I used to like that: feeling special because I knew something no one else did. It's a kind of power, isn't it, knowing a secret? But lately I don't like it so much, knowing this. It's not really mine to know, is it?
A moment might be a thousand different things.
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