GLASS CASTLE QUOTES
Terms in this set (28)
"We already did that. It was fun."
Mom to Jeannette when she was in the hospital with burns, about the helicopter ride. (13)
"And did it have pointed ears and evil eyes with fire in 'em, and did it stare at you all wicked-like?"
Dad to Jeannette, about the Demon. (36)
"you'd be destroying what makes it special"
Mom about the Joshua tree. (38)
"I guess we scared them off pretty good."
Brian to Jeannette after fighting the Mexican girls. (46)
"Mix it with sugar. Tastes like frosting."
Lori to Jeannette. (68)
"She doesn't even know all the words in a Sad Sack comic book."
Brian to Jeannette about the prostitute at the Green Lantern. (79)
"I'll keep it, but I'm not going to wear it."
Jeannette to Billy about the ring he gives her. (84)
"I've got half a mind to sneak in here some night and free these critters."
Dad about the animals in the zoo. (107)
"People overdraw their accounts all the time."
Mom to Jeannette when she asks if they'll go to jail for cheating the bank. (112)
"Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a bit more."
Mom to Jeanette when the Okies laugh at them for sleeping in the car. (129)
"Nice of you to let me see my grandchildren before I die"
Erma to Mom when they get to Welch. (130)
"I won't have any competition. My career could really take off here."
Mom to dad and the kids when they go touring Welch. (135)
"This girl ain't got no buttons on her coat!"
Dinitia Hewitt when she first saw Jeannette. (139)
"This isn't exactly the Garden of Eden."
Lori to dad when he gets angry that they were banished by his mother. (149)
"There are people in Ethiopia who would kill for a place like this"
Mom to Lori and the kids when they're not excited about the house they bought (151)
"You strike me as the kind of girl who's one day going to be eating roast chicken and those on-fire desserts just as much as you want."
Ginnie Sue, 'the *****', to Jeannette. (163)
"You live in garbage because you are garbage."
Ernie to Jeannette. (165)
"You move the lever to make the house warmer or cooler."
Jeannette's friend's father when he is showing her the thermostat. (179)
"No, thank you. I've got kites to fly and fish to fry"
Jeannette when she goes to find Dad at the bar and the bartender invites her to have a coke. (181)
"You apologize for that comment"
Dad to Jeannette when she says he doesn't act like a dad and before he whips her. (220)
"That would be a terrible mistake. You live here."
Miss Katona, the college counselor, trying to convince Jeannette to stay in Welch. (236)
"I've thought of trying to entice your brother into it"
Miss Bivens to Jeannette, discussing the position of school paper editor. (239)
"We only just got here and we're already famous."
Mom to Jeannette when Jeannette tells her she heard about the broken van on the radio. (252)
"I think that maybe sometimes people get the lives they want"
Jeannette to her political science professor. (256)
"This is just a drizzle, monsoons could be ahead."
Rose Mary to Jeannette when Jeannette tries to convince her to sell her land. (259)
"And does your family own coal mines?"
Woman at fancy party to Jeannette. (271)
"But she laughs just like you do."
John's daughter to Jeannette. (287)
"You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
Brian to Jeannette at Thanksgiving. (288)