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Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting – not for the first time – on the peculiarity of adults. They tool laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can’t get Jennie nicer clothes, does my wife still love me, who are my friends. They were pallid compared to the fears every child lies cheek and jowl with in his dark bed, with no one to confess to in hope of perfect understanding but another child. There is no group therapy or psychiatry or community social services for the child who must cope with the thing under the bed or in the cellar every night, the thing which leers and capers and threatens just beyond the point where vision will reach. The same lonely battle must be fought night after night and the only cure is the eventual ossification of the imaginary faculties, and this is called adulthood.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that–that school–and came home every vacation with her pockets full of frog spawn, turning teacups into rats. I was the only one who saw her for what she really was–a freak!

Petunia Dursley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

Albus Dumbledore,Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.

Albus Dumbledore,Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

You’re the last good person at this school. I’d believe cartoon birds braided your hair this morning.

Veronica Mars

The weird thing about going to high school with your ex is they’re inescapable. Everywhere you turn, there they are.

Veronica Mars

Every school has an obligatory psychotic jackass.

Veronica Mars

School is just for white people looking for other white people to read to them, I figure I’d save my money and just read to myself.

Tara, True Blood

I’m still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that’s the way I prefer to be.

Sean Bean

I was glad to leave school. I was missing a lot of classes and they were failing me. I couldn’t relate to kids my own age. They are mean and don’t give you any chance. Once you have done with school, you realize that it is just a smaller version of life, and really I have felt that I should have been an adult since I was aged about five.

Kristen Stewart

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