The House on Mango Street Quotes

"I knew then I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn't it. The house on Mango Street isn't it." (5)

"Nenny is too young to be my friend. She's just my sister and that was not my fault." (8)

"Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don't want to inherit her place by the window." (11)

"Is waiting for a car to stop, a star to fall, someone to change her life." (27)

"Those who don't know any better come into our neighborhood scared." (28)

"My uncle and me bow and he walks me back in my thick shoes to my mother who is proud to be my mother." (48)

"I thought I would because he was so old and just as I was about to put my lips on his cheek, he grabs my face with both hands and kisses me hard on the mouth and doesn't let go." (55)

"I see a home in the heart." (64)

"Four who grew despite concrete. Four who reach and do not forget to reach." (75)

"And no one could yell at you if they saw you out in the dark leaning against a car, leaning against somebody without someone thinking you are bad, without somebody saying it is wrong, without the whole world waiting for you to make a mistake when all you wanted, all you wanted, Sally, was to love and to love and to love and to love, and no one could call that crazy." (83)

"One day I'll own my own house, but I won't forget who I am or where I come from." (87)

"And the garden that had been such a good place to play didn't seem mine either." (98)

"I put it down on paper and then the ghost does not ache so much." (110)



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