The Promise of a Pencil Quotes

Adam Braun
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Even back then, we knew his crazy temper and strict discipline were just forms of tough love. He wanted to get the best from each of us – and he got it.”
-- Author (chapter 1 paragraph 4)

Importance: The author speaks about his father who was known as the “scary dad” among the youngsters of his hometown. His father pushed his own kids and those he coached to do their own personal best.

When you come from a lineage of Holocaust survivors, you grow up with an understanding that everything was once taken away from your family. The only things that enabled them to survive and then radically change their lot in life were the strength of their willpower, the help of others, and a commitment to education.”
-- Author (chapter 1 paragraph 30)

Importance: This quote points to the root strength of the Braun family. Although Ervin and Susan didn’t go through the Holocaust themselves, their parents did. They were taught by...

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