The Book White Oleander is proably my favorite book of all time...it's written beautifully.
"Don't attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you're lonely. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself... know what you want."
"Never let a man spend the night, she said. Never apologize, never explain. She was breaking all her rules, and it would change everything."
"Workers of the world arise. You've got nothing to lose but Visa card, happy meal, and Kotex with wings."
"You look at me, and you don't like what you see. But this is the price, Mother - the price of belonging to you."
"Take my advice and stay away from broken people..."