Boy, Snow, Bird Quotes

Helen Oyeyemi
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Nobody ever warned me about mirrors, so for many years I was fond of them, and believed them to be trustworthy. I’d hide myself away inside them, setting two mirrors up to face each other so that when I stood between them I was infinitely reflected in either direction. Many, many me’s.
-- Narration (Boy) (Part 1, Chapter paragraph Page 3)

Importance: This quote, the first sentence in the novel, introduces a key element of the book’s thematic and narrative perspectives – specifically, the different types of reflections one can encounter in life, and how they can both appear and have various effects in magical ways.

…I’ve always been pretty sure I could kill someone if I had to. Myself, or my father – whichever option proved most practical. I wouldn’t kill for hatred’s sake; I’d only do it to solve a problem. And only after other solutions have failed. That kind of bottom line...
-- Narration (Boy) (Part 1, Chapter 1 paragraph Page 7)

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