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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.

When a car turned down the corner and headed our way, weaving because the driver was drunk on whatever, Crystal hurried to the sidewalk. But I stood my ground, chest slightly psuhed out, in fact, and let the car go through me like I was fog. Yeah, I was showing off. I admit it, me all macho as I stuck out my chest at the approaching headlights. But I also wanted to show her what we ghosts could do. The whole world could smash through us and nothing would happen. A jet could fall on our heads and we would just walk away singing "Cielito Lindo."

           --Gary Soto, The Afterlife

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