1. I’d give it back, all of it, if I could have my family back.
2. I was 15 when I went out in the world. What’s a home anyway? A roof? A bed? A place where when you go there, they have to take you? If so, then I was 15 when I became homeless.
3.But I still didn’t know how to be in school. I still didn’t know how to be normal.
4.I knew at that moment I had to make a choice. I could submit to everything that was happening and live a life of excuses...
or I could push myself. I could push myself and make my life good.
5.Sometimes I feel like there's a skin on the world,and those of us who were born under it,can see through it.We just can't get to throught it.
6.I’m smart. I know I can succeed. I just need a chance. A chance to climb out of this place I’ve born in. Everyone I know are angry and tired. They’re trying to survive. But I know that there is a world out there that is better, that’s better developed. And I want to live in it.
Liz Murray: I love you, dad.
Peter: That’s a waste of energy.
Liz Murray: My mother was dying. My father was gone. But I had to believe that their road would rise up to meet me.
Chris: I don’t want to go to school. I don’t belong there and neither do you.
Liz Murray: Yes, I do.
Chris: You think they let people like us in to Harvard?
Lisa: I loved going to school so much. You never went to school. Why would they gave you a scholarship?
Liz Murray: Because I’m homeless and I’m doing really well on school.
Lisa: You’re not homeless, Liz. You could stay here.
Liz Murray: No, I couldn’t.
Jean Murray: Lisa said you stopped going to school.
Liz Murray: I am going to go back.
Jean Murray: When?
Liz Murray: When you get better.