"[Spock] had taught her to read and study - easier, given her insatiable curiosity, than teaching her to wear shoes and not gulp her food." p.20
"While Amanda was there to ease the nightmares and tolerate her sometimes regressions...[Sarek's] influence was more subtle... His study door was never closed, and often when he was away - and he was away frequently - she would tiptoe inside and, not touching anything, look at the awards, the artwork, the volumes of law and polity and linguistics and music and a dozen other subjects... When he returned, he seemed to intuit somehow that she had been there, and if he caught her hovering in the doorway, he would say without glancing up, 'You are always welcome.'... Amanda was warmth, comfort, safety; Spock was challenge and role model; but Sarek was wisdom." p.23-24
"When she was a child, running water had fascinated her. She would stop and stare at the numerous fountains that graced the streets of ShiKahr, the play of the sunlight on the spray as fascinating to her as it might have been to a toddler. The urge to dabble her fingers in the water proved almost irresistible." p.29
from Star Trek: The Original Series: Unspoken Truth by Margaret Wander Bonanno, copyright 2010.
Saavik sounds a lot like me! What do you think, Sharkray?