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Jeannette Walls quotes: I was so worried that people wouldn't like me or my story. I was so worried that people wouldn't like me or my story.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Poor old Venus didn't even make her own light, Dad said. She shone only from reflected light. Poor old Venus didn't even make her own light, Dad said. She shone only from reflected light.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You're in a horse race but you're thinking like a sheep. Sheep don't win horse races. You're in a horse race but you're thinking like a sheep. Sheep don't win horse races.
Jeannette Walls quotes: But no matter how much planning you do, one tiny miscalculation, one moment of distraction, can end it all in an instant. But no matter how much planning you do, one tiny miscalculation, one moment of distraction, can end it all in an instant.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is. I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You West Virginia girls are one tough breed," he said.You got that right," I told him. You West Virginia girls are one tough breed," he said.
You got that right," I told him.
Jeannette Walls quotes: If you want to be treated like a mother, act like one. If you want to be treated like a mother, act like one.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential. Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.
Jeannette Walls quotes: [Marriage] made the hard moments easier and the good moments better. [Marriage] made the hard moments easier and the good moments better.
Jeannette Walls quotes: My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She's an illustrator living in Manhattan. My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She's an illustrator living in Manhattan.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Whoever coined the phrase 'a man's got to play the hand that was dealt him' was most certainly one piss-poor bluffer. Whoever coined the phrase 'a man's got to play the hand that was dealt him' was most certainly one piss-poor bluffer.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Aficionados of the weather. We'd follow a storm Aficionados of the weather. We'd follow a storm
Jeannette Walls quotes: Sometimes you have to get sicker before you can get better. Sometimes you have to get sicker before you can get better.
Jeannette Walls quotes: History gets written by the winners, he said, and when the crooks win, you get crooked history. History gets written by the winners, he said, and when the crooks win, you get crooked history.
Jeannette Walls quotes: One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Most important thing in life," he would say, "is learning how to fall." * Most important thing in life," he would say, "is learning how to fall." *
Jeannette Walls quotes: Things usually work out in the end.""What if they don't?""That just means you haven't come to the end yet. Things usually work out in the end."
"What if they don't?"
"That just means you haven't come to the end yet.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Pleased to meet you, Grandma,' I said. Pleased to meet you, Grandma,' I said.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Look at the way you live. You've sold out. Next thing I know you'll become a Republican." She shook her head. "Where are the values I raised you with? Look at the way you live. You've sold out. Next thing I know you'll become a Republican." She shook her head. "Where are the values I raised you with?
Jeannette Walls quotes: Most important thing in life is learning how to fall. Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Anyone who thinks he's too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito Anyone who thinks he's too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito
Jeannette Walls quotes: I've told you before, life's not about doing what you want. I've told you before, life's not about doing what you want.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I feel like 'Alice Through the Looking Glass.' I feel like 'Alice Through the Looking Glass.'
Jeannette Walls quotes: Confidence doesn't come from thinking you're perfect or flawless. That's arrogance. Confidence comes from appreciating the beauty of your texture. Confidence doesn't come from thinking you're perfect or flawless. That's arrogance. Confidence comes from appreciating the beauty of your texture.
Jeannette Walls quotes: People are like animals. Some are happiest penned in, some need to roam free. You go to recognize what's in her nature and accept it. People are like animals. Some are happiest penned in, some need to roam free. You go to recognize what's in her nature and accept it.
Jeannette Walls quotes: We had some times, didn't we?''We did.''Never did build that Glass Castle.''No. But we had fun planning it. We had some times, didn't we?'
'We did.'
'Never did build that Glass Castle.'
'No. But we had fun planning it.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You were free to choose enslavement, but the choice was a free one only if you knew what your alternatives were. You were free to choose enslavement, but the choice was a free one only if you knew what your alternatives were.
Jeannette Walls quotes: If you went back far enough, Uncle Tinsley went on, just about If you went back far enough, Uncle Tinsley went on, just about
Jeannette Walls quotes: 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. 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.
Jeannette Walls quotes: That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frightenpeople, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run. That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frighten
people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You're not supposed to laugh at your own father. Ever. You're not supposed to laugh at your own father. Ever.
Jeannette Walls quotes: The dangerous falls were the ones that happened so fast you didn't have time to react The dangerous falls were the ones that happened so fast you didn't have time to react
Jeannette Walls quotes: Sometimes it didn't matter how much gumption you had. What mattered were the cards you'd been dealt. Sometimes it didn't matter how much gumption you had. What mattered were the cards you'd been dealt.
Jeannette Walls quotes: The place where you live - your home - is one of the most important things in a body's life. The place where you live - your home - is one of the most important things in a body's life.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I find books that have a moral and spiritual center, that speak to what is really important and lasting, hugely appealing. I find books that have a moral and spiritual center, that speak to what is really important and lasting, hugely appealing.
Jeannette Walls quotes: She was developing what Mom called a bit of a sarcastic streak. She was developing what Mom called a bit of a sarcastic streak.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Nobody's perfect. We're all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels. Nobody's perfect. We're all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels.
Jeannette Walls quotes: If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim
Jeannette Walls quotes: Life there was hard and it made people hard. Life there was hard and it made people hard.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I'd rather have a yard filled with genuine garbage than withtrashy lawn ornaments. I'd rather have a yard filled with genuine garbage than with
trashy lawn ornaments.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Okay, kids,' Dad said, 'the civilians are revolting. We better skedaddle. Okay, kids,' Dad said, 'the civilians are revolting. We better skedaddle.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Don't be afraid of your dark places," Mom told her. "If you can shine a light on them, you'll find treasure there. Don't be afraid of your dark places," Mom told her. "If you can shine a light on them, you'll find treasure there.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Interesting people always have a past. Interesting people always have a past.
Jeannette Walls quotes: If I owned hell and west Texas, he said, I do believe I'd sell west Texas and live in hell. If I owned hell and west Texas, he said, I do believe I'd sell west Texas and live in hell.
Jeannette Walls quotes: She knew how to get by on next to nothing. pg. 21 She knew how to get by on next to nothing.
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Jeannette Walls quotes: As awful as he could be, I always knew he loved me in a way no one else ever had. As awful as he could be, I always knew he loved me in a way no one else ever had.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You can't live in fear of something as basic as fire. You can't live in fear of something as basic as fire.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes. I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are
Jeannette Walls quotes: Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten, you'll still have your stars. Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten, you'll still have your stars.
Jeannette Walls quotes: You know, if it's humanly possible, I'll get it for you. And if it ain't humanly possible, I'l die trying. You know, if it's humanly possible, I'll get it for you. And if it ain't humanly possible, I'l die trying.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Horses are a mirror of who you are. They're emotionally dependent on you. Horses are a mirror of who you are. They're emotionally dependent on you.
Jeannette Walls quotes: Unlike diamonds, watches were practical. They were for people on the run, people with appointments to keep and schedules to meet. Unlike diamonds, watches were practical. They were for people on the run, people with appointments to keep and schedules to meet.
Jeannette Walls quotes: New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly. New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly.
Jeannette Walls quotes: When I got a little older, I started writing for the high school newspaper, 'The Maroon Wave,' and that's when I fell in love with journalism. When I got a little older, I started writing for the high school newspaper, 'The Maroon Wave,' and that's when I fell in love with journalism.
Jeannette Walls quotes: I sit down at my desk pretty early in the morning and write all day until about 4 or 5 p.m. I sit down at my desk pretty early in the morning and write all day until about 4 or 5 p.m.
Jeannette Walls quotes: She never felt sorry for herself, and that was something I decided I admired most in people. She never felt sorry for herself, and that was something I decided I admired most in people.