Important Quotations Explained
1. “Your name means ‘the king,” Norma Jean says. . . . she is reading a book about another century. . . .
“Am I still the king around here?”
Norma Jean flexes her biceps and feels them for hardness. “I’m not fooling around with anybody, if that’s what you mean. . . .”
2. Leroy has the sudden impulse to tell Norma Jean about himself, as if he had just met her. They have known each other so long they have forgotten a lot about each other. . . . But . . . he forgets why he wants to do this.