Quote by Stephen King
I don't want Church to be like all those dead pets! she burst out, suddenly tearful and furious. I don't want Church to ever be dead! He's my cat! He's not God's cat! Let God have all the damn old cats He wants, and kill them all! Church is mine!
This quote captures a moment of intense emotions where the speaker expresses frustration and anger while discussing the concept of the afterlife and personal attachment. The speaker resents the idea of their beloved cat, Church, being considered God's possession and fears the thought of Church's death, wishing to retain ownership forever. The quote reveals a raw attachment and reluctance to accept the natural cycle of life and death, highlighting the speaker's desire to keep their companionship and the significance of the relationship they share with Church.
The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a continent waiting to be exploited, combined to produce a prevailing materialism and an American drive bent as much, if not more, on money, property, and power than was true of the Old World from which we had fled.