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Quote #4

"Good luck: and believe me, dearest Doc – it's better to look at the sky than live here. Such an empty place; so vague" (10.11).

It seems New York is a difficult place to make definite plans. The emptiness and the vagueness of the city make it hard to hold on to something concrete, to hope for something specific.

Quote #5

"I don't want to own anything until I know I've found the place where me and things belong to each other. I'm not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it's like" (4.52).

This is Holly's big hope for her life – to find a place where she feels she belongs. She doesn't know where this place is, but she's confident it's out there and she knows how she'll feel when she finds it.

Quote #6

Her bedroom was consistent with her parlor: it perpetuated the same camping-out atmosphere; crates and suitcases, everything packed and ready to go (6.3).

Holly's apartment speaks to her lack of plans. She lives an impetuous life and it seems she's always ready to go where the wind may take her.

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