The Widower's Tale Quotes

Julia Glass
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I have it on commendable authority that dying is hard work, requiring diligence, stamina, and fortitude. Which I intend to maintain in ample supply until the moment of truth arrives."
-- Percy (chapter 1 paragraph 4)

Importance: Percy yells out to a kid who taunts him for jogging at his age. Percy's answer reveals his state of mind and his perspective on the world which he finds increasingly difficult to navigate.

Dad, I've heard all this before. It's sweet. You and Mom lived in a different time, believe me. But you know what? Let it go. Because listen, can I tell you something, Dad? You are turning into a crank! You've always been on the verge, but now it's finally happening.
-- Trudy (chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: Percy whines about all the changes in his life so much that it is becoming tiresome for his family. They love him but his complaints, many of which are unfounded, have begun to get on their...

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