"If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim" (Walls 66).
“If you want to be treated like a mother, you should act like one.” (219)
“I’m not upset because I’ll miss you. I’m upset because you get to go to New York, and I’m stuck here. It’s not fair.” (237)
"Jeannette, you're so focused it's scary" (Walls 195).
"You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do" (Walls 288).
"But I hoped that Maureen had chosen California because she thought it was her true home, the place where she really belonged, where it was always warm and you could dance in the rain, pick grapes right off vines, and sleep outside at night under the stars" (Walls 276).