About A Boy Quotes

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'...his mother started crying before breakfast, and it frightened him.'-MARCUS 'He didn't understand why she did it, and because he didn't understand he couldn't help'-MARCUS
'Insults were hurled in just the same way as missiles.....and if other people happened to be standing in the line of fire they got hit too.' -MARCUS '...single mothers had children, and children famously, prevented one from hanging out anywhere.'- WILL
'SPAT (Single Parents - Alone Together)' - WILL 'He hadn't set foot inside a place with classrooms and corridors and home-made posters for nearly twenty years, and he had forgotten that British education smelt of disinfectant' - WILL
'...by the time Suzie had finished her litany of treachery and deceit, he wanted to cut his own penis of with a kitchen knife.'- WILL 'Oi Mohammed', one of them shouted. That wasn't Mr Patil's name.' - MARCUS CORNER SHOP
'...he dressed like a twenty-five-year-old accountant on his day off...jeans and a Microsoft T-shirt' -WILL ABOUT MARCUS 'Marcus couldn't believe it. Dead. A dead duck.'
'Marcus didn't like this bloke, so he didn't answer him...Marcus hated him even more. Who did this Will think he was?...maybe he didn't hate him after all...Marcus hate him again'- ABOUT WILL 'In the hospital they told him it was a miracle she hadn't choked on her own vomit and killed herself.'- FIONA
'He couldn't speak. He didn't know what to say. He didn't cry either. It was much too serious for that.'- MARCUS ON MOTHER'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE 'OK, he hadn't seen many things in real life, but up until now he hadn't thought it mattered: shocks are shocks wherever you find them'- MARCUS AFTER DEAD DUCK DAY
'He would've liked nothing better than to pretend he has a flashing blue light on the top of his car, drive on the wrong side of the road and crash through as many red lights as he wanted...' -WILL CREATING MOVIE-LIKE EVENT IN HIS HEAD FROM FIONA'S SERIOUS INCIDENT 'It had all been very interesting, but he wouldn't want to do it every night.'-WILL ON DRAGGED VISIT WITH SUZIE TO HOSPITAL (FIONA)
'At the moment's no good to me. I can see that you're better at the moment. You've just put the kettle on. But what happens when you've finished your tea?' -MARCUS TO FIONA, WORRIED FOR HER, CAN'T ALWAYS WATCH OVER HER 'Marcus was starting to lose track of his mother.' - FIONA'S BEHAVIOUR DOESN'T MAKE MUCH SENSE, MOVIE GUY STUCK LIVING SAME DAY, TRYING TO KILL HIMSELF
'He spent the last five minutes trying to kill himself. Like you did. I didn't want to watch it, and I didn't want you to watch it.'- MARCUS TO FIONA '...he had managed to pick people up along the way...guys from a pub quiz team he once belonged to... they wouldn't be much use in the unlikely event of some kind of suicidal depression..'- WILL
'You had to live in your own bubble' - Will 'Once you open your door to one person, anyone can come in' - Will
'Every man is an island' - WILL 'I find the key is to think of a day as a unit of time..' - WILL
'The oldest twelve-year-old on the planet' - about Marcus 'I'm a single father. I have a two-year-old boy.' X3 WILL
'Single mothers, bright, attractive, available women' -WILL 'People quite often thought Marcus was being funny when he wasn't'
'Nicky and Mark....as much contact with Lee....as koala bears have with piranha fish....because of him, the koala bears had fallen into the sea and the piranhas were taking an interest in them'-MARCUS 'He was, according to the questionnaire, sub-zero! He was dry-ice!'- WILL
'He just wasn't right for schools'- MARCUS 'All that night he thought like boomerangs fly' -MARCUS nervous for first day of school