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When you are as old as the Old Man, you know a lot of things that you forgot you ever knew, because they've been a part of you so long. (Chapter 1, p. 4)

You always got to remember that when the gun is loaded it makes a potential killer out of the man that's handling it. (Chapter 1, p. 9)

When the Old Man has an attack of philosophy coming on, all you can do is hold still and listen. (Chapter 2, p. 16)

He said curiosity was necessary to intelligence, and that curiosity never killed the cat. (Chapter 3, p. 24)

Summertime was when I went to say with the Old Man, and got loose from my ma and my pa. (Chapter 4, p. 41)

Fishing gives a man some time to think. (Chapter 4, p. 42)

"One thing you will learn," the Old Man said, talking at me, "is that you must never be lazy in front of...

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