The following are selected quotes from Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen.
- "There came a time of almost unbroken, back-breaking effort. God, it was staggering - all that had to be done.
With the realization that I knew nothing came the need to learn, and the best way to learn about running dogs - other than begging information - was to run dogs." (114)
- "She was beautiful in a way that only wild things can be beautiful."