Quotes from The Madonnas of Echo Park

Brando Skyhorse ·  199 pages

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“The time between your first major fight with your best friend until you make up is, for a teenage girl, about as long as it took for God to create the universe. . . . It's excellent training for having a boyfriend.”
― Brando Skyhorse, quote from The Madonnas of Echo Park


“[D]id you ever notice how friendships are a lot like pop songs? They are for girls, anyway. First there's the newness of it, the melody that streams into your head and makes you wonder ― will I like this song? Then come the vocals, what the song's heart truly sounds like, and with it the song's purpose, it's lyrics ― will they say something meaningful about my life? Will these words help me through a difficult time, or create a memory that will make me smile whenever I hear this song again?”
― Brando Skyhorse, quote from The Madonnas of Echo Park


“There is no elegy for those who have been dispossessed of their anger--what remains is a future carved out of banality instead of blood.”
― Brando Skyhorse, quote from The Madonnas of Echo Park


“Beat sprouts," I croaked, ashamed I'd reached a point in my life where I had to make decisions like choosing between bean sprouts or potato chips (and then going with fucking bean sprouts!).”
― Brando Skyhorse, quote from The Madonnas of Echo Park


“an amaranthine valley of orange groves”
― Brando Skyhorse, quote from The Madonnas of Echo Park



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Brando Skyhorse
Born place: Los Angeles, CA, The United States
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