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Grasshopper Jungle Quotes

Andrew Smith
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But even though we dutifully archived elaborate records of everything we’ve ever done, we also managed to keep on doing dumber and dumber shit.”
-- Austin (Part 1: Ealing paragraph 3)

Importance: Austin is obsessed with history. One of the things that he’s noticed about history is that even though humans write down their history with the intention of not making the same mistakes, they seem to continue to do even dumber things.

I didn’t realize then, in seventh grade as I was, that the time, and the eruptions, and everything else that happened to me would only keep getting more and more confusing through grades 8, 9, and 10.
-- Austin (Part 1: Ealing; Robby’s Volcano paragraph 11)

Importance: Sexual frustration was a problem for Austin as he struggled between his love for his girlfriend and his love for his best friend, Robby. In this quote, he wrote that he didn’t realize things would continue to get more confusing and frustrating as he got older.

It...
-- Austin (Part 1: Ealing; Curfew paragraph 6)

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