Joyland Quotes

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People think first love is sweet, and never sweeter than when that first bond snaps. You've heard a thousand pop and country songs that prove the point; some fool got his heart broke. Yet that first broken heart is always the most painful, the slowest to mend, and leaves the most visible scar. What's so sweet about that?
-- Devin Jones

Importance: This statement gives weight to the way Devin Jones is feeling when he first takes the job at Joyland.

It was Devin Jones's lost year. I was a twenty-one year old virgin with literary aspirations. I possessed three pairs of bluejeans, four pairs of Jockey shorts, a clunker Ford (with a good radio), occasional suicidal ideations, and a broken heart.
-- Devin Jones

Importance: This quote shows Devin's state of mind during his "lost year" of being in a depressed state. The break up with Wendy caused Devin to stay in North Carolina rather than return...

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