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Mark Haddon

    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    Also people think they’re not computers because they have feelings and computers don’t have feelings. But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head of what is going to happen tomorrow or next year, or what might have happened instead of what did happen, and if it is a happy picture they smile and if it is a sad picture they cry.
    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    most people are lazy. They never look at everything. They do what is called glancing, which is the same word for bumping off something and carrying on in almost the same direction, e.g., when a snooker ball glances off another snooker ball. And the information in their head is really simple. For example, if they are in the countryside, it might be:
    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    Because time is not like space. And when you put something down somewhere, like a protractor or a biscuit, you can have a map in your head to tell you where you have left it, but even if you don’t have a map it will still be there because a map is a representation of things that actually exist so you can find the protractor or the biscuit again. And a timetable is a map of time,
    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    And in the dream nearly everyone on the earth is dead, because they have caught a virus. But it’s not like a normal virus. It’s like a computer virus. And people catch it because of the meaning of something an infected person says and the meaning of what they do with their faces when they say it, which means that people can also get it from watching an infected person on television, which means that it spreads around the world really quickly.
    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    And they like being on their own and I hardly ever see them because they are like okapi in the jungle in the Congo, which ar
    Justisia Yunitahas quotedlast year
    I went to a bookshop with Mother and I bought a book called Further Maths for A Level and Father told Mrs. Gascoyne that I was going to take A-level further maths next year and she said “OK.”

    And I am going to pass it and get an A grade. And in two years’ time I am going to take A-level physics and get an A grade.

    And then, when I’ve done that, I am going to go to university in another town. And it doesn’t have to be in London because I don’t like London and there are universities in lots of places and not all of them are in big cities. And I can live in a flat with a garden and a proper toilet. And I can take Sandy and my books and my computer.

    And then I will get a First Class Honors degree and I will become a scientist.

    And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who Killed Wellington? and I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.
    dariabutdariahas quoted6 months ago
    I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.
    dariabutdariahas quoted6 months ago
    I find people confusing.
    dariabutdariahas quoted6 months ago
    people do a lot of talking without using any words. Siobhan says that if you raise one eyebrow it can mean lots of different things. It can mean “I want to do sex with you” and it can also mean “I think that what you just said was very stupid.”
    dariabutdariahas quoted6 months ago
    Mr. Jeavons said that I was a very clever boy.
    I said that I wasn't clever. I was just noticing how things were, and that wasn't clever. That was just being observant.
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