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  • Crazy Pete: I don't want to see a lot of people, I don't think they want to see a lot of me.


  • Vietnam Veteran: Your parents aren't always right.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) "You can run from the disappointments you're trying to forget. But its only when you embrace your past that you truly move forward. Maybe Thomas Wolfe never got to go home again, but I found my way there. And I'm glad I did."
    Samantha Albertson: [narrating] You can run from the disappointments you're trying to forget. But its only when you embrace your past that you truly move forward. Maybe Thomas Wolfe never got to go home again, but I found my way there. And I'm glad I did.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) "We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed. The tree house was supposed to bring us more independence, but what the summer actually brought was independence from each other."
    Samantha Albertson: [narrating] We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed. The tree house was supposed to bring us more independence, but what the summer actually brought was independence from each other.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) " I decided not to tell the others about my father, call me a fool but I actually thought he'd be back, a wishful notion I held onto for years. At the time no one in The Gaslight Edition had gotten a divorce and the last thing I wanted was to be different from my friends."
    Samantha Albertson: [narrating] I decided not to tell the others about my father, call me a fool but I actually thought he'd be back, a wishful notion I held onto for years. At the time no one in The Gaslight Edition had gotten a divorce and the last thing I wanted was to be different from my friends.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating Talking about Crazy Pete) " He gave me the only gift he could... The lesson that had taken him a lifetime to learn... And although I understood the importance of his words... It's only now looking back that I understand their meaning."
    Samantha Albertson: [narrating talking about Crazy Pete] He gave me the only gift he could... The lesson that had taken him a lifetime to learn... And although I understood the importance of his words... It's only now looking back that I understand their meaning.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) "Teeny's parents were country-clubbers, never around really, typical upbringing for actors and pathological liars."
    Samantha Albertson: [narrating] Teeny's parents were country-clubbers, never around really, typical upbringing for actors and pathological liars.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) "When you're 12, without effort, you live in the moment. You don't regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment, Teeny filled my heart with hope and comfort. "
    Samantha Albertson: When you're 12, without effort, you live in the moment. You don't regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment, Teeny filled my heart with hope and comfort.


  • Samantha Albertson: (Narrating) "Thomas Wolfe once said you can't go home again. Well, that's great for old Tom. But he wasn't a chick who made a pact with her friends when she was twelve to get together whenever any one of them needed each other. So here I am driving back to my childhood home in Indiana a place I can tell you I never wanted to see again. I guess a promise is a promise. Sure looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking. "
    Samantha Albertson: Thomas Wolfe once said you can't go home again. Well, that's great for old Tom. But he wasn't a chick who made a pact with her friends when she was twelve to get together whenever any one of them needed each other. So here I am driving back to my childhood home in Indiana a place I can tell you I never wanted to see again. I guess a promise is a promise. Sure looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.


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