The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

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  • Rex
  • "If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim"
  • "It's good we raised you young 'uns to be tough because this is not a house for the faint of heart."
  • Rose Mary
  • "Don't be so sentimental"
  • "Kill the flies and you starve the cats"
  • Brian
  • "Just back off now, and everyone can walk away with all their limbs still attached."
  • "You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
  • "worthless drunk so and so" -Rose Mary (43)"I knew you could handle yourself." (213)"Anyone who didn't like to travel wasn't our adventure, Dad said. He stopped the car, grabbed Quixote by the scruff of the neck, and tossed him out the window. Quote landed with a screeching meow and a thud, Dad accelerated up the road, and I burst into tears." (18)
  • Lori
  • "Mom also believed in letting nature take its course. She refused to kill the flies that always filled the house; she said they were nature's food for the birds and lizards." (64)"'Why do I always have to be the one who earns the money?' Mom asked. 'You have a job. You can earn money. Lori can earn money, too. I've got more important things to do.'" (218)"She said that sexual assault was a crime of perception." (184)
  • Jeannette
  • "I hate the winter"
  • "Brian's a man he can take it" Rex (148)"We told Brian about the escape fund, and he pitched in, even though we hadn't included him in our plans because he was only in the seventh grade. He mowed lawns or chopped wood or cut hillside weeds with a scythe. He worked after school until the sun went down and all day Saturday and Sunday and came home with his arms and face scratched from the brush he'd cleared. Without looking for thanks or praise, he quietly added his earnings to the pig, which we named Oz." (224)"Brian had become a decorated sergeant detective, supervising a special unit that investigated organized crime." (286)
  • Maureen
  • "That's where I'm going to live when I grow up" (206)
  • "She'd been a finalist for a National Merit Scholarship..." (226)"Lori stayed up all night to confront Dad, but he didn't come home. She skipped school the following day in case he returned, but Dad was AWOL for three days before we had heard him climbing the rickety staircase to the porch. You bastard!' Lori shouted. 'You stole our money!" (228)"'Just remember,' Mom said after examining the blisters, 'what doesn't kill you will make you stronger.' 'If that was true, I'd be Hercules by now,' Lori said." (179)
  • "This isn't exactly the Garden of Eden"
  • "Ding-dong, the witch is dead."
  • "'No one expected you to amount to much,' she told me. 'Lori the smart one, Maureen the pretty one, and Brian the brave one. You never had much going for you except that you always worked hard.'" (270)"I graduated from Barnard that spring... The magazine where I'd been working two days a week had offered me a full-time job." (267)"We kids usually kept our hunger to ourselves, but we were always thinking of food and how to get our hands on it." (68)
  • "Do you think you could maybe stop drinking? (116)
  • "Maureen had real friends for the first time" (159)"Maureen, who was four had a terrible fear of bogeymen, kept dreaming that intruders in Halloween masks were coming through the open doors to get us." (103)"Six months later, Maureen stabbed mom." (275)
  • "'I really do hear the rat,' she said. 'I think he's close to me.'" (156)
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