The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Quotes

Life is an intricate web of stories, filled with a myriad of perspectives, emotions, and experiences. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon intricately weaves these elements, creating an insightful exploration of a world seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy with autism. The following 25 quotes capture the essence of the narrative and its unique protagonist. Each quote comes with a special Font Awesome icon to symbolize the key theme within it.

“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.” – Mark Haddon

“I see everything.” – Mark Haddon

“And then I realized there was no one left in the world who knew me.” – Mark Haddon

“I do not tell lies. Mother used to say that this was because I was a good person. But it is not because I am a good person. It is because I can’t tell lies.” – Mark Haddon

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them.” – Mark Haddon

“I find people confusing.” – Mark Haddon

“You always have to tell the truth.” – Mark Haddon

“And that is why I don’t like proper novels, because they are lies about things which didn’t happen…” – Mark Haddon

“But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head…” – Mark Haddon

“All the other children at my school are stupid.” – Mark Haddon

“But most people are lazy. They never look at everything. They do what is called glancing…” – Mark Haddon

“I want my name to mean me.” – Mark Haddon

“Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an answer to them. It’s just that scientists haven’t found the answer yet.” – Mark Haddon

“And it occurred to me that there were lots of things I didn’t like…” – Mark Haddon

“And then I thought that I had to be like Sherlock Holmes…” – Mark Haddon

“I can do really clever things…” – Mark Haddon

“And then I was alone.” – Mark Haddon

“And I like things which are reminders of how the world is.” – Mark Haddon

“But in life you have to take lots of decisions…” – Mark Haddon

“And you can tell you are having a feeling because your heart beats faster…” – Mark Haddon

“It’s not a computer game, Christopher. Real life is always a bit of a mess.” – Mark Haddon

“People say that you always have to tell the truth. But they do not mean this because you are not allowed to tell old people that they are old and you are not allowed to tell people if they smell funny…” – Mark Haddon

“I know that I can be alone…” – Mark Haddon

“And Father said, ‘Christopher, do you understand that I love you?’” – Mark Haddon

“And this shows that something called Occam’s Razor is true…” – Mark Haddon

Each of these quotes offers a unique glimpse into the thought-provoking narrative of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. They inspire us to see the world through different lenses and encourage empathy towards different ways of experiencing life. We would love to hear your thoughts on these quotes. Did any of them resonate with you? Do you have a favorite quote from the book that isn’t listed here? Share your thoughts and favourite quotes in the comments below! Your insights could offer a new perspective to others.

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