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  • Glen: It's my one day off, and you gotta tear around here? Now just, just cool it, kid. You're a girl, not a racehorse.
    Bone: (mimicking him) You're a girl, not a racehorse.
    Bone: You're a girl, not a racehorse.
    Glen: You little bitch! You little bitch! Come here!


  • Glen: I want you to try to be reasonable, girl. I want you to tell your mama. I want you to stop all this nonsense, before you make me really mad
    Bone: I'd rather die than go back livin' with you!


  • Glen: I talked to Annie, you know, and she's comin' back. She promised. She said that she needs a little more time, time to make it up to you. She loves you more than I can understand. You know what your mama told me? She's not comin' home until you come home too. You're gonna have to tell her it's all right. You're gonna have to tell her that we'll be together, again?
    Bone: No. I don't wanna live with you no more. I told mama that she can go back. I told her that she could. But I can't. I won't.
    Glen: You won't? You won't live with me no more? You are still a child! You don't say what you do! I'm your daddy! I say what to do
    Bone: No.


  • Glen: Bone, what are you doin' up here? How many times you gonna make me call you, girl?
    Bone: I didn't hear you.
    Glen: Didn't hear you? I've been callin' you for five minutes. Your mama needs your help down there.
    Glen: Don't you sass me. Don't you dare sass me. You think just because your aunt died, you can talk to me like that? You're in my house, now. I am the boss of my house. Do you understand that?
    Anney: Glen! Of all days, Jesus! Glen!
    Glen: Annie! Annie!, let me handle this! Please, let me handle this!
    Anney: No, Glen! No, Glen! Glen! Glen!


  • Anney: Hey, Bone. You sleepin'? You startin' to look like me, Bone. You're growin' up. What do you think, honey? You think I'm doin' the right thing?
    Bone: I don't know.
    Anney: I think I am. I hope I am? Sometimes I just get so tired, you know? Sometimes I just want somebody strong to stand by me. To stay with me.
    Bone: I'll stay with you.
    Anney: I know you will, Bone.


  • Anney: Glen's not like that.
    Granny: You don't know what that boy's like.
    Anney: I know he loves me.
    Granny: Love. Can't even hold a job for more than a month.
    Anney: That's not true.


  • Granny: Ruth Anne's all right, but Mattie Raylene would've been better. Of course that nobody bothered to ask me.
    Anney: Nobody bothered to ask you? Nobody bothered to ask me. It's my baby.
    Granny: That's your own damn fault for sleepin' three whole days.
    Anney: I had a concussion, Mama!
    Granny: How many babies that I had, and did I sleep any through of them? I don't think so.


  • Anney: Oh, Jesus, Glen. You don't know your own strength.
    Glen: I guess I don't. But Bone knows that I'd never mean to hurt her. Bone knows that I love her. Hell, Annie, I love all of you. You know that
    Narrator: No, he never meant to hurt me. Not really, I told myself. But more and more those hands seemed to move before he could think.


  • Dee Dee: You don't know what it's like, Bone, gettin' out on your own, then bein' dragged back home. You wait a few years, get yourself a sweetheart, a job that pays your own money, stuff you like to do that your mama says is silly or sinful. But then, mama, I don't care. I got my car and I got my own plans, and as soon as that car is paid for you can beat your ass I'll be gone again. Next time the devil himself ain't gonna be able to drag me back.


  • Narrator: I lived in a world of shame. I hid my bruises as if they were evidence of crimes that I had committed. I didn't tell Mama. I couldn't tell Mama.


  • Glen: (to Annie) Don't go, I can't live without you! Kill me! Please, baby! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!
    Glen: Don't go, I can't live without you! Kill me! Please, baby! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!


  • Glen: (talking to Annie about Bone) I never meant to beat her that bad. I swear I didn't. I would never. (to Bone) I'm sorry. I'm sorry, baby.
    Glen: I never meant to beat her that bad. I swear I didn't. I would never. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, baby.


  • Glen: (to Annie) I think you're the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen.
    Glen: I think you're the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen.


  • Anney: I don't care what they say, Bone. I won't have anybody call you trash.


  • Bone: Maybe.


  • Bone: About what?


  • Anney: Let me have my girl!


  • Anney: What are you sayin'? What are you sayin'?


  • Anney: Her what?


  • Bone: Because it ain't for children.


  • Glen: We're movin'.
    Anney: What? Where?
    Glen: Found us a new place over by the JC Penny mill.
    Ruth: Why? What's wrong with this place?
    Alma: Damn you, Glen Waddell. Don't you take Annie so far away.


  • Anney: (talking to Glen) Not my kids. I was never gonna have my girls know what it was like. I was never gonna have them go hungry or cold or scared. Never, you hear me? Never!
    Anney: Not my kids. I was never gonna have my girls know what it was like. I was never gonna have them go hungry or cold or scared. Never, you hear me? Never!


  • Anney: Bone, I got somebody who wants to meet you. Bone, this is Glen Waddell. Say hey!.
    Anney: Bone, I got somebody who wants to meet you. Bone, this is Glen Waddell. Say hey.
    Bone: Hey!.
    Bone: Hey!
    Glen: Hey, Bone, how you doin'.
    Glen: Hey, Bone. How you doin'?
    Bone: Fine.
    Glen: You sit out here every night.
    Glen: You sit out here every night?
    Bone: After school.


  • Narrator: The day I was born and started off bad to worst. I got lucky, I got born it all.
    Narrator: The day I was born started off bad and only got worse. I guess I was lucky I got born at all.


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