What doesn't kill you will make you stronger
All seasons have something to offer
Once you'd resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.
Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten, you'll still have your stars.
Brian told Mom we needed to keep Maureen away from those nutty Pentecostals, but Mom said we all came to religion in our own individual ways and we each need to respect the religious practices of others, seeing as it was up to every human being to find his or her own way to heaven.
One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.
You didn't need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.
Don't you make fun of me or my children! Some babies are premature. Mine were all postmature. That's why they're so smart. Their brains had longer to develop.
One thing about whoring: It put a chicken on the table.
You'll never make a fortune working for the boss man
If you had weak eyes, they needed exercise to get strong. Glasses were like crutches. They prevented people with feeble eyes from seeing the world on their own.
People worried too much about their children. Suffering when you're young is good for you. It immunized your body and soul...
You're in a horse race but you're thinking like a sheep. Sheep don't win horse races.
It's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do.
She had her addictions and one of them was reading.
You're not supposed to laugh at your own father. Ever.
Life there was hard and it made people hard.
She was developing what Mom called a bit of a sarcastic streak.
Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are
Sometimes you have to get sicker before you can get better.
Maybe I should have cut him some slack. With his broken wing and lifetime of eating roadkill, he probably had a lot to be ungrateful about. Too much hard luck can create a permanent meanness of spirit in any creature.
Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.
New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly.
Those shining stars, he liked to point out, were one of the special treats for people like us who lived out in the wilderness. Rich city folks, he'd say, lived in fancy apartments, but their air was so polluted they couldn't even see the stars. We'd have to be out of our minds to want to trade places with any of them.
No child is born a delinquent. They only became that way if nobody loved them when they were kids. Unloved children grow up to be serial murderers or alcoholics.
Unlike diamonds, watches were practical. They were for people on the run, people with appointments to keep and schedules to meet.
Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life.
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