Out of My Mind Quotes


"Words. I'm surrounded by thousands of words"

Chapter 1, Page 9

Melody, a girl with cerebral palsy, is explaining how she is surrounded by words that she comprehends, yet she is unable to express herself using the same words since she is unable to speak. She analyzes these words and understands them at full length.

"When I sleep, I dream. And in my dreams I can do anything"

Chapter 7, Page 51

This quotation illustrates Melody's true desire to be "normal." She wishes that she may do anything, and though she can do anything she puts her mind to, she is still confined physically. She dreams of walking, running, flying.

"I think I knew Mom was going to have a baby even before she did. She smelled different, like new soap. Her skin felt softer and warmer"

Chapter 9, Page 53

Though Melody is unable to speak and do most things that a "normal" person may do, she may be more sensitive and analytical than most people. During her mom's pregnancy, Melody was able to sense a difference, which truly proves how intelligent and amazing she is.

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