Trumpet: Quotes

Jackie Kay
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We go down into our other world, till we are both drowning in each other.
-- Millie (1 - House and Home (I))

Importance: Millie remembers the rapturous love of her and Joss' relationship with language that emphasizes their unconditional, all-consuming love for each other. Joss' transgender identity did not diminish Millie's love for Joss, and thus the narrative demonstrates how true love can overcome and disregard bigoted gender norms.

It’s a tall order when you are expected to be somebody just because your father is somebody. The children of famous people aren’t allowed to be talentless, ordinary fuckwits like me.
-- Colman (3 - Cover Story)

Importance: Throughout Colman's life, Colman has felt that he is living in the shadow of Joss' fame and success. As a youth, Colman felt angry at his parents and also felt generally unmotivated. This sense of inferiority appears to have been one of the cornerstones of the dysfunction between Colman and Joss.

My father always told me...
-- Colman (3 - Cover Story)

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