The Real Boy Quotes.

1. "I think if you'll look around, my boy,' he said gently, 'you'll find that no one is quite right. But we all do the best we can."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

2. "There is a way the truth hits you, both hard and gentle at the same time. It punches you in the stomach as it puts its loving arm around your shoulder. Yes, I am terrible to behold, the truth says. But you suspected it all along, didn't you? And isn't better, now that you know? Now, at least, it all makes sense."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

3. "It was a beautiful lie that they had all been telling themselves—that you could have magic without monsters."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

4. "No one else needed to do this. No one else needed lessons on how to be a person."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

5. "He lifted his hand to knock, but then he stopped. He could go neither forward nor back, so he simply stayed that way—hand frozen in the air."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

6. "The words kept coming and he could not stop them, not while Callie was standing there so indecipherably, and so he was going to keep talking until he used up all the words there were and then no one would be able to talk to anyone else anymore and then all anyone would have left were one another's unintelligible faces, and maybe some weird gesturing, too, and it would be all Oscar's fault."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

7. "Oscar did not know what he was supposed to be feeling right now, what all the adults behind him would be expecting him to feel. He did not even know what he was, in fact, feeling. Except, whatever it was, it was a lot. Too much. More than bodies could hold."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

8. "Someone who thinks of possessing a fountain made of a winged baby with water shooting out of its mouth must not have too many troubles."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

9. "The apprentice's name was Wolf, because sometimes the universe is an unsubtle place."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

10. "Ladders were not inherently dangerous, he told himself, people climbed them every day, and most of them lived."
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

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