1. "Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of everything, even pain."- The importance of this quote lies in the fact that a person, if mentally strong enough, can overcome anything.
2. "Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real."- The importance in this quote lies in the education of ones self. Through reading, something Freak did a lot, he was able to learn things that simply existing in life would not teach him. One is able to interpret books and the facts they present so as to define what is fact and what is fiction. Without actually reading, one cannot find the truth.
3. "remembering is a great invention of the mind, and if you try hard enough you can remember anything, whether it really happened or not."- This quote recognizes the fact that we are in charge of our own lives. We can create life, create memories, create importance. It is through the ability to create that one grasps the reigns to their life and takes control.
I agree with literature nerd. I'm glad someone answered this cause im in 7th grade we we have to read this an i got an exam tomorrow thats 60 % of my rade for the quarter. yikes...