Dicey's Song Quotes
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What Dicey was used to, she realized, was things being simple, like a song. You sang the words and the melody straight through. That was the way she had brought her family down here to Crisfield, s...
Coming of Age Quotes
"If you’re going to play with me, you’re going to play by the rules," Gram said. "You’re big enough, aren’t you, to play by the real rules." (1.136)
She wasn’t about to let that get her down. She couldn’t let it get her down—that was what had happened to Momma. (1.2)
They’d never had allowances. Momma never had any extra money at all to be able to count on to give them. So when they wanted paper or pencils for school, or shoelaces, they had to ask her, and he...
But when she said our house, she couldn’t help thinking about the cabin in Provincetown, up against the windy dunes; even though she knew that wasn’t their house any more. (1.77)
Women and Femininity Quotes
She guessed she had noticed when she had stripped off her T-shirt that her breasts seemed to be pointing out—maybe. But she had convinced herself that wasn’t true. Dicey shrugged. There wasn’...
"Some people, they’re always outsiders, wherever they are.""So am I," Dicey told him, finally understanding what he was worrying about. (1.184)
Dicey stared at the woman, at the heavy mottled flesh of her face. She thought maybe Millie wasn’t very smart at all. She’d never thought of that before. (1.51)