The Brave Quotes

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"It's not quitting if you don't have a chance in the first place."
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"I'm an Indian up here, but when the chiefs sit in the Long House and tell their secrets, I'm just a mixed-blood white boy."
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"'They ain't our teachers. We're our teachers.'"
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"He never blacked out. He swam through tunnels of darkness and pools of light."
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"'Stick sells death to kids. How you justify that?'"
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"'Why am I trancing out on the bedtime stories of a misfit Moscondaga?'"
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"He had never had a friend like James. To see him die after all they went through together."
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"'They got control of themselves.'
'I could try.'
Brooks said, 'We'll see.'"
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"'Government men figured the Running Braves died with my grandfather. They didn't know he told me all the secrets. And I been telling you.'"
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"Jake grinned. 'Let 'em think I'm just a crazy old Redskin hearing footprints.'"
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"Ready to climb to the top of the highest mountain of Moscondaga with a hundred pounds of stones on my back, and stay there alone with the snakes and the wolves and the mountain lions, and the scariest creatures of all, the dark shapes of the future that lurk in the corners of my mind."
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"Would he become strong enough to keep the monster in its place?"
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"'Mr. Donatelli sat in this chair and looked right inside me and figured I'd never be much of a boxer, but if he gave me a chance to train here, I might be able to beat the streets, be a contender.'"
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"'When a Running Brave chops wood, he thinks about the tree and the axe, not the fire he's gonna make.'"
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"Started you boxing to get that Hawk out."
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"'Boxing is merely chess with blood.'"
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"'Can't judge a man's wisdom by how he makes his living,' said Spoon."
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"I'm the monster, thought Sonny. It's me."
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