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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

That was the summer of my first paper route,
and I walked the tenement canyons
of Frenchtown
delivering The Monument Times,
dodging bullies and dogs,
wondering what I was doing
here on the planet Earth,
not knowing yet that the deep emptiness
inside me
was
loneliness.

           -- Robert Cormier, Frenchtown Summer (Delacorte, 1999)


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