•“Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.” (53)
"But at night when the pigeons slept on the roofs and the people lay in their hotel beds, the square belonged to the horses and the winged lion that stood among the stars. Bo was certain of that." (75)
“Are you really going to catch us and take us back to Esther? We don’t belong to her, you know.” Embarrassed, Victor stared at his shoes. “Well, children all have to belong to somebody,” he muttered. “Do you belong to someone?” “That’s different.” “Because you’re a grown-up?” (133)
"He's scared, Prosper thought as he looked after Scipio. scared to go home." (187)
"He wished that out there, on that island, there was really was something that could turn the small and the weak into the big and strong." (250)
“He wants to be grown-up. How different dreams can be! Nature will soon grant your wish.”
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