Paperboy Quotes

Vince Vawter
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I hate commas. I leave them out of my typing any time I think I can get away with it.
-- Little Man (Chapter 1 paragraph 9)

Importance: This quote appears early in the book. It illustrates some of Little Man's frustration with his stutter and his inability to express himself verbally.

I liked the colored junkmen who pushed their carts around our neighborhood because they minded their own business and just nodded at me when they passed and that meant I didn’t have to go to the trouble of trying to figure out how to say something.
-- Little Man (Chapter 3 paragraph 26)

Importance: This also illustrates Little Man's frustration with his inability to adequately express himself verbally. It also shows his innocent trust of Ara T, the junk man who will later cause so much chaos in his life.

Mam said she trusted Ara T about as far as she could heave him.
-- Little Man (Chapter 4 paragraph 27)

Importance: This illustrates the fact that Mam knew Ara T...

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