Suzuki: Very slightly.
Julian: Very slightly? That makes no sense.
Look, Mama, I'm drawing constellations. The Nine Brothers and The Wallet make the Diamond of Beauty. And they're all part of the Starry Night constellation. And I made another constellation, The Helpful Boomerang.
At school, we're slowly slipping away from learning about Native Americans.
I am very good at copying sounds. Caw! Caw! That's how most people make crow sounds. I do it like real crows sound. I'd be a very good person to keep an animal because I could speak to them in their language.
I'm going to remember to have a bad dream tonight. (So you can come to my bed?) Yes.
I know the best way to play Ro-sham-bo. Everybody always does Rock because it's the easiest. So I always do paper.
(At bedtime) I got the prize. The best baba and the best mama in the world.
I am thankful for my home, books, the water, and grass fires. And floods.
What if this were an energy pump and there was a tube on each end and it would pump the water? Your glass would be full. Wouldn't that be cool?
Julian : Your office is beautiful but you're hogging all the pictures. You should put them all around the house.
Suzuki: There aren't a lot of spaces available on the walls in the rest of the house.
Julian: Don't forget ground art and ceiling art. Isn't that a good idea?
Julian: Who are you going to marry, Mama?
Suzuki: I'm already married Julian. But, you've been thinking a lot these things lately. Have you been thinking about who you're going to marry?
Julian: Toby. Boys can marry boys and girls can marry girls.
Suzuki: That's right.
Julian: And then we'll find a girl we really, really like and then "ka-BOOM."
Julian: We'll have a baby...Then there will be three people married.
Suzuki: You'll marry the girl too?
Julian: Maybe. We don't know yet.
Suzuki: Julian, how come you never talk about hot lava anymore?
Julian: It's all gone. There are two suns, a good sun and a bad one that stole all the hot lava from Earth.
Smile, Mama! Have a smile, my baby! Smile as big as a house. As big as a watermelon. So big you have to tie it on top of your car. You need a big truck.
How many minutes in a day? How many seconds in a day? ... Can you explain the fourth dimension to me now?
[Julian learned how to knit K1.]