Lila Quotes

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Doll may have been the loneliest woman in the world, and she was the loneliest child, and there they were, the two of then together, keeping each other warm in the rain.
-- Narrator (Chapter 1 paragraph 5)

Importance: This quote describes the early bond between Lila and Doll, and it also highlights Lila's loneliness, allowing it to be compared to Reverend Ames's loneliness.

I keep her by me.
-- Doll (Chapter 24 paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote demonstrates Doll's devotion to Lila, as well as her desire to care for her adoptive daughter. This is one of the only examples of tenderness that Doll shows.

Lila, I'm glad to know you aren't planning to leave. But if you ever change your mind, I want you to leave by daylight. I want you to have a train ticket in your hand that will take you right where you want to go, and I want you to take your ring and anything else I have...
-- Reverend Ames (Chapter 30 paragraph 3)

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