This Is Where I Leave You Quotes

Jonathan Tropper
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I have to smile, even as I chafe, as always, at our family's patented inability to express emotion during watershed events.
-- Judd as the Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 4)

Importance: This quote summarizes the challenge Judd and his family members will have to overcome if they are to grieve. Readers also find out that the inability to epxress emotions has an influence on his marriage.

As the baby, he was alternately coddled and ignored, which may have been a significant factor in his becoming such a terminally screwed-up adult.
-- Judd as the Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 5)

Importance: This quote sheds light on Phillip's character by explaining why he is the way he is. Readers can understand why he looks for discipline and stability from Tracy. He never had it growing up. The quote also shows that the family does have a bond as they all seem to accept Phillip's behavior and support him when he needs it.

It would be so much easier if she wasn't Jen...
-- Judd as the Narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 28)

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