Liberty Jones: She is from the wrong side of the tracks but she has dreams and goals, she raises her little sister all by herself after her mom passes away. She then becomes a hairstylist.
“Many times in my life I've regretted the things I've said without thinking. But I've never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.”
“And I finally understood what Miss Marva had said about living by your own lights. When you're walking through the darkness, you can't depend on anything or anyone else to light your way. You have to rely on whatever sparks you've got inside you. Or you're going to get lost. That was what happened to Mama.”
“It's one of the frustrations of dating that sometimes you can be with a nice person who is obviously worth loving, but there isn't enough heat between you to light a tea candle.”
“Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers, like meatloaf or banana pudding, actually get better when they've had a little time to mature. But others, like doughnuts or pizza, should be thrown out right away. No matter how you try to warm them up, they've never as good as when they were new.”
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