Empire of the Sun Quotes

* “… the best teacher is the university of life.”
– Jamie from “Empire of the Sun” by J.G. Ballard, Ch. 22, “The University of Life”

* “… having someone to care for was the same as being cared for by someone else.”
– from “Empire of the Sun” by J.G. Ballard, Ch. 31, “The Empire of the Sun”

* “I was dreaming about God.”
– Jamie
“What did he say?”
– Jamie’s mother
“Nothing. He was playing tennis.”
– Jamie from “Empire of the Sun”

* “You want a Hershey Bar kid?”
– Dainty
“Yeah.”
– Jamie
“So do I, got one?”
– Dainty from “Empire of the Sun”

* “Jim, didn’t I teach you anything?”
– Basie
“Yes, you taught me that people will do anything for a potato.”
– Jamie from “Empire of the Sun”

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