We would if you didn't spend every moment at your job!
We never talk anymore!
"It's our third marrige each and we're independent. Be independent, we always said. He said, if I get killed off, you just go right ahead and don't cry, but get married again and don't think of me." (Page 91)
Watch where you're going!
You were the one on your phone not looking!
" Well wasn't there a wall between him and Mildred, when you came down to it? Literally not just one wall but, so far, three!... The living room: what a good job of labeling that was now. No matter when he came in, the walls were always talking to Mildred." (Page 42)
School at an Early Age
Quick, take the baby! I have more important things to do!
"We get these cases nine or ten a night... Just had another call on the old ear thimble. Ten blocks from here. someone else just jumped off the cap of a pillbox." (Page 13)
Getting Overly Offended
But it's literature!
That book offends me, ban it!
" The keys to the beetle are on the night table. I always like to drive fast when I feel that way. You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful. Sometimes I drive all night and come back and you don't know it. It's fun out in the country. You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs. Go take the beetle." (Page 61)
"The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school. That's why we've lowered the kindergarten age year after year until now we're almost snatching them from the cradle." (Page 57)
"Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it. Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book." (Page 57)