The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Quotes

Aimee Bender
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I ate the whole piece, desperate to prove myself wrong.”
-- Rose-as-narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 17)

Importance: Rose has just discovered her skill of being able to taste emotions in food. She is jarred by the depressive emotions involved with a cake meant to celebrate her birthday. The quote reveals her denial about her skill.

I made sure it was the part that didn’t touch his actual arm, so he would not whip around annoyed.”
-- Rose-as-narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 22)

Importance: The quote reveals Rose's awareness of her brother's complicated relationship with others and that she is mindful of the challenges in their relationship.

So every food has a feeling,' George said when I tried to explain to him about the acidic resentment in the grape jelly.”
-- George and Rose-as-narrator (chapter 6 paragraph 54)

Importance: George demonstrates a desire to understand Rose's skill, which differs from Joseph's rejection of it. The quote demonstrates the mutual understanding and connection between George and Rose.

Mom loved my brother more. Not that...
-- Rose-as-narrator (chapter 9 paragraph 1)

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