I do not like this human feeling of being almost-dead. When I get a burnt potato in my hash browns, I put it to the side of my plate and ignore it. I will do the same with death. I feel better already.
Humans lie. It’s what they do. [Asta Twelvetrees: Why?] Maybe they don’t want people to know who they really are.
Humans have discovered there is strength in numbers. But maybe the strongest thing in their life is the person they are closest to. Everybody needs a friend, especially when they are in danger.
Humans form attachments to other people, attachments to things, to places. Sometimes they are not even attached to what something is but a memory of what something used to be. Or a dream of what it might become.
Humans believe they all deserve certain rights, the right to be heard, the right to be respected. Asking for what you deserve in life should not be so hard, but for others, asking for what they deserve can be very difficult. And actually getting what they deserve sometimes requires an act of heroism.
His smile makes me want to love him and strangle him. I think he has more teeth than me.[about Ethan]
He was a doctor. If he wanted to kill himself, he would have sliced his carotid. How did I miss that? I’m smarter than a lizard.
Everyone needs to belong to something bigger than themselves. Yes, there is strength in numbers, but maybe it’s simpler. Maybe humans just feel better when they know they are not alone on this Earth.
Everybody has secrets. Fear is such a great motivator. It makes people lock those secrets away. But for every one person locking away their secrets, there are two more people seeking to uncover the truth.
Dear Asta, if you are reading this, you are already in my house. Me and Pete are going to break into a military base. If we do not come back, we are dead. But don’t worry, that means you will soon be dead too. You can watch my TV until that happens. Stay sweet. Harry.[in a letter]
Children. Generation to generation, the Earth’s troubles are passed on to them. Babies on my planet are self-sufficient and can survive on instinct alone. Human children learn everything from the humans around them. Without nurturing parents to guide them, those children become lost. Without a community to help, humans end up alone, with nobody to turn to when they’re in trouble. But there is still hope. There are some who can find their strength.