Quotes from “A Good Day for Climbing Trees” by Jaco Jacobs

Евгения Елисеева
Евгения Елисееваhas quoted7 months ago
I think you sometimes do things in the blink of an eye, without thinking – things that change your life.
You ask someone to marry you in the middle of a horror movie, like my dad asked my mum
doggo
doggohas quoted10 months ago
I didn’t need an invitation. With a shrug, I turned to go home. I didn’t feel like making small talk with a half-crazy girl. Besides, I had to finish the dishes
Yuri Andreev
Yuri Andreevhas quotedlast year
rub him up the wrong way.
Uriel CVega
Uriel CVegahas quotedlast month
articles.

The island game.
Mariia Tkachuk
Mariia Tkachukhas quotedlast month
I guessed I must have fallen asleep because I was woken by someone softly calling my name.
Анна Хоменко
Анна Хоменкоhas quotedlast month
Sometimes you need to be noticed – even if it’s by your own dad.
Анна Хоменко
Анна Хоменкоhas quotedlast month
It’s good to fight for something but you also have to know when to stop – otherwise the fight can become bigger than the thing you’re fighting against.’
Анна Хоменко
Анна Хоменкоhas quoted2 months ago
cheeks felt warm. Why did it feel so awkward to say the word ‘toilet’ in front of a girl? After all, girls also go to the toilet.
Eve
Evehas quoted2 months ago
Sometimes an idea makes a lot of sense while it’s still in your head, but as soon as it slips out of your mouth, it sounds like you’ve been sniffing toilet spray.
mariyasherimova
mariyasherimovahas quoted2 months ago
My mum said Mrs Merriman was eccentric. I thought that was just a nice word for ‘freaking weird’.
thebookishome
thebookishomehas quoted2 months ago
It’s good to fight for something but you also have to know when to stop – otherwise the fight can become bigger than the thing you’re fighting against
Ксюша Расторгуева
Ксюша Расторгуеваhas quoted4 months ago
I think you sometimes do things in the blink of an eye, without thinking – things that change your life.
Анастасия Фирсова
Анастасия Фирсоваhas quoted5 months ago
Option two: you can threaten to break the shouter’s nose if he calls you a doofus again. But in this case that would be plain stupid. Donovan had provincial colours in swimming, lifted weights every day and drank those protein shakes that give you humongous muscles. To top it all, at the age of fifteen he had perfected the art of the wedgie. All the underpants in my cupboard were stretched out.
joel Rexhepaj
joel Rexhepajhas quoted6 months ago
Kobus Geldenhuys is an award-winning translator who received the South African Academy
Denis Tkachenko
Denis Tkachenkohas quoted7 months ago
normal pecking order and tell your little brother to open the door. But in our case the normal pecking order no longer existed. Adrian was only nine years old but he’d bought himself a position above mine. Long story short: I was currently my little brother’s personal slave. If I wanted any pocket money during the holidays, I’d better make sure I didn’t rub him up the wrong way.

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Юлия Широкова
Юлия Широковаhas quoted8 months ago
In today’s world that’s more necessary than you think – to be noticed. Too many trees and animals and people have become invisible, or have simply disappeared, without anyone remembering them.
Юлия Широкова
Юлия Широковаhas quoted8 months ago
It’s good for nature and it’s good for you. No preservatives. No artificial flavouring or colourants. No extra sugar.’
I suspected all those things he had just mentioned were exactly what made ordinary cool drinks so great but I kept quiet.
Юлия Широкова
Юлия Широковаhas quoted8 months ago
It’s good to fight for something but you also have to know when to stop – otherwise the fight can become bigger than the thing you’re fighting against.
Юлия Широкова
Юлия Широковаhas quoted8 months ago
What you’re doing here is a good thing. A good and a brave and a beautiful thing. Far too few good things are happening in the world.
Юлия Широкова
Юлия Широковаhas quoted8 months ago
‘Why not pink?’ she asked. ‘All my life I had drab hair, wore drab clothes, worked in a drab office and lived in a drab house. I was even married to a drab man. So, now that I’m old and my husband is long dead, I wear pink.’
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