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Anybody says he knows just how someone else feels is a fool.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 14)

Importance: The quote demonstrates the isolation of the individual and how everyone's struggle is unique to them.

I couldn’t go to heaven because I was Protestant. I’d have to go to limbo.”
-- Narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 17)

Importance: The quote shows the girl as an outsider. By referring to being left out in the afterlife, it contributes to her isolation from others.

I think it’s because we are all pretty insecure.”
-- Narrator (chapter 7 paragraph 2)

Importance: The quote speaks to how the narrator views those around her as a way of understanding others and building a community with them.

I envied Bella and Cletis, being so in love. I had adored Joe, but had always been afraid of him, trying to please him.”
-- Narrator (chapter 10 paragraph 12)

Importance: The quote shows how the narrator views the weakness in her relationship and how she accepts responsibility for it.

Drunks are invariably alone. Suicides...
-- Narrator (chapter 11 paragraph 49)

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