"You've a good heart....Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go....But mostly, it's not." pg. 4
"Can I ask a question?" said Richard.
"Certainly not....You don't ask any questions. You don't get any answers. You don't stray from the path. You don't even think about what's happening to you right now. got it?" pg. 47
"Whatever madness was happening that day was really happening. It was no joke, no trick or prank." pg. 61
"...Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lung, behind his eyes, into his mouth..." pg. 102-103
"What a refreshing mind you have, young man....There really is nothing quite like total ignorance, is there?" pg. 143
Mr. Vandemar showed them his teeth, demonstrating his sunny and delightful disposition. It was unquestionably the most horrible thing that Richard had ever seen." pg. 176
"With cities, as with people...the condition of the bowels is all-important." pg. 259