The Greenhouse Quotes

Audur Ava Olafsdottir
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I admit you and your mother had your own world that Jósef and I weren’t part of; maybe we didn’t understand it.
-- Dad (chapter 3 paragraph 17)

Importance: The quote illustrates the disconnect between Dad and Lobbi. This prompts the way in which Dad tries to stay connected to Lobbi by asking questions about Mom’s recipes.

In a moment’s time the woman with a butterfly hair clip will also be the last of seven women to have seen me naked.”
-- Lobbi as narrator (chapter 8 paragraph 14)

Importance: The quote shows how Lobbi sees himself in relationship to women. He is hyper-aware of his sexuality and thinks often of how he wants women to find him desirable.

Feelings, memories, and dreams no longer make me what I am, but I’m first and foremost a male body made of flesh and blood.
-- Lobbi as narrator (chapter 9 paragraph 21)

Importance: The quote illustrates the way in which Lobbi is understanding himself as he matures and goes out...

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