quote

Jeannette Walls > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Jeannette Walls

“One time I saw a tiny Joshua tree sapling growing not too far from the old tree. I wanted to dig it up and replant it near our house. I told Mom that I would protect it from the wind and water it every day so that it could grow nice and tall and straight. Mom frowned at me. "You'd be destroying what makes it special," she said. "It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty.”


Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
tags: life
Read more quotes from Jeannette Walls


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

274 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

The Glass Castle The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
444,720 ratings, average rating, 32,414 reviews
buy a copy


Browse By Tag

More...