Wonderstruck Quotes

Selznick, Brian
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
-- Ben (Part One)

Importance: This is a quote which was written on Ben's mom's refrigerator when she was still alive. Ben never knew the meaning of the quote and this lack of understanding represents his lack of understanding of the origin of his father.

He stared into Daniel’s eyes. Now he knew why they looked so familiar. They were Ben’s eyes. There was proof!
-- Ben (Part One)

Importance: This is when Ben convinces himself he needs to find out more about his father. He soon runs away to go to New York City to find his father.

You are in trouble! Your tutor left the book for you to practice.
-- Rose's Father (via a written note) (Part One)

Importance: This moment is when it is revealed to the reader that Rose is deaf. The notes also sets up the contentious relationship she has with her parents.

I miss you, momma...
-- Rose (via written note) (Part 2)

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