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“I wanted to tell her not to entertain despair like this. Despair wasn’t a guest, you didn’t play its favorite music, find it a comfortable chair. Despair was the enemy.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

“That’s what she craved. Hysterical loves and inevitable betrayals.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

“So what about love?”

“I don’t believe in it the way people believe in God or the tooth fairy. It’s more like the National Enquirer. A big headline and a very dull story.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

“Love is temperamental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you. Changes its mind.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

“But women’s fear is a magnet. I hope you don’t know this. It draws the fist, the hands of men, hard as God’s.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

“Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven’t really got.”

– from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

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