Small Fry Quotes

Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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But soon the urge to take something else would arrive again like thirst.
-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Introduction paragraph 2)

Importance: Lisa’s compulsive stealing veils a deeper uncertainty regarding her relationship with Steve that she will explore throughout the rest of the memoir.

This is why nomads don’t get anything done… They don’t stay in one place long enough to build anything that lasts.
-- Lisa’s Mother (Hippies paragraph 6)

Importance: Lisa’s mother keys into the idea that her frequent movements do not allow her and Lisa to establish long-term roots off of which they can build their lives.

When my parents were together, I felt something inside me click into place, like the magnet clasp.
-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Small Fry paragraph 8)

Importance: Lisa feels the impact of her parent’s relationship with each other on the sense of certainty and stability in her own life.

I saw, now, in my eyebrows, promise.
-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Small Fry paragraph 11)

Importance: Lisa translates Steve’s remarks about beauty conventions into aspirational wishes for her own self...

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