Water by the Spoonful Quotes

Quiara Alegría Hudes
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… she crawls out of bed for the first time in days and cooks eggs for breakfast. In two inches of pork chop fat. I’m like, Mom, recycle glass and plastic, not grease … but it has to be her way. Like, ‘that’s how we ate them in Puerto Rico and we turned out fine.
-- Elliot (Scene 1 paragraph Page 9)

Importance: This quote references the Puerto Rican background of Elliot and his family (which plays an important part in both the plot of the play and its themes - specifically, its exploration of the relationship between past and present); reveals Ginny's single-mindedness; and portrays the loving exasperation with which Elliot views the woman who raised him.

if you get restless / buy a hydrangea or rose / water it, wait, bloom
-- Orangutan (Scene 2 paragraph Page 12)

Importance: This quote is a haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Haikumom, who runs a chatroom support group for addicts, starts each day with a haiku like this...

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