Good Kings Bad Kings Quotes

Susan Nussbaum
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You do what you gots to do and have a good day, chica.”
-- Nene, quoted by Yessenia Lopez (Yessenia)

Importance: This quote sums up how Yessenia lives day to day. She might be tough and come off as harsh, but it is because she is trying to have a good life and does not want anyone to ruin things for her.

Homeless shelters can be really profitable.”
-- Michelle (Michelle)

Importance: Michelle says this as she is recruiting children to live at ILLC. It is meant as a joke. However, it keys into a major theme in the book. Disabled people are a source of income. In Michelle's case, she earns a $300 commission for every child she brings to ILLC. So, going to homeless shelters can be very profitable for her. It can also be very profitable for her company, Whitney-Palm, since they make money off of each person in a bed for the rest of that person's life.

They told...
-- Teddy Dobbs (Teddy)

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