Rodman Philbrick

Born: 1951

Occupation: Writer

Quotes of Rodman Philbrick

Rodman Philbrick

Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. "You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?" she asks. "No, what?" "Blue sky." "You're zoomed." "You ever eat blue sky?" "No,"...

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Rodman Philbrick

I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets.

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Rodman Philbrick

Matter of fact, I watch tons of tube, but I also read tons of books so I can figure out what's true and what's fake, which isn't always easy. Books are like truth serum--if you don't read, you can't figure...

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Rodman Philbrick

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Rodman Philbrick

Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.

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Rodman Philbrick

His heart was simply to big for his body.

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Rodman Philbrick

I could tell you all the medical terminology,' She says. 'But what finally happened is his heart got to big for his body'

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Rodman Philbrick

Keep marching boys and girls. Keep marching

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Rodman Philbrick

Do not despair, my friend. Today is theirs, but the future is ours

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Rodman Philbrick

The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you

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Rodman Philbrick

I don't have any of the answers, son. Never did. All I can do is keep asking the questions. Keep trying to make sense of why people do what they do.

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Rodman Philbrick

remembering is a great invention of the mind, and if you try hard enough you can remember anything, whether it really happened or not.

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I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for awhile, and that's the truth, the whole truth. The unvanquished truth, is how Freak would say it, and for a long time it was him who...

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Rodman Philbrick

Every word is part of a picture, Every sentence is a picture. All you have to do is link them together.

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Rodman Philbrick

I wrote Freak the Mighty because Max, the mighty half of Freak the Mighty, insisted and he's bigger than I am.

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Rodman Philbrick

I never had a brian till freak came along..

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Rodman Philbrick

You ever notice how long it takes for things to happen when you know they're supposed to happen? My fake Walkman has a built-in alarm, and I set it for two in the morning and wear the headphones to bed,...

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Rodman Philbrick

The future is like the moon. You never expect to go there, or think about what it might be like.

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Expel the object!" Freak shouts. "Regurgitate, you big moron!" and he gives me another thump and I cough up this yucky mess, but I'm still laughing so hard my nose is running.

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I think in some way it's like that for all of us, living with the ghosts of things that used to be, or never were. We're all of us haunted by yesterday, and we got no choice but to keep marching into our...

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Rodman Philbrick

Remembering is a great invention of the mind.

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Rodman Philbrick

Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of everything, even pain.

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You don't need a time machine if you know how to remember.

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Rodman Philbrick

It all boils down to this: A person has only two options in life, to do something or to do nothing.

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Rodman Philbrick

I used to belong to a family unit, with a foster mom and dad and my little sister, Bean, but that's over and I don't want to talk about what happened , or how unfair it was. Not yet. The less said about...

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Rodman Philbrick

I'm thinking maybe letting the latches burn is the right idea. Let everything burn until there's nothing left but ashes and cool rain.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss