Never Fall Down Quotes

Patricia McCormick
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Arn, you should be doing chore for the monk, learning the chant, doing schoolwork." (SIC)
-- Chantou (Chapter 1 paragraph 17)

Importance: This quote reveals Chantou's desire that the family maintain honorable standing despite her father's death. She doesn't want Arn to make them appear as though they are low class although Arn knows that they already are low class.

In just one day a person can get use to seeing dead body." (SIC)
-- Arn (Chapter 21 paragraph 2)

Importance: This thought is significant as it reveals a fracture of Arn from innocence that even the loss of his father; living without his mother; and a sudden plunge into poverty hadn't managed. While those issues caused sadness and struggle, this single day costs Arn’s innocence.

You teach these kids to love Angka, and you tell us if they have poor character.
-- Khmer Soldier (Chapter 3 paragraph 7)

Importance: This instruction is given to Arn and he is expected to turn people in if they are openly hostile or have...

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