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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Quotes

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story is a television program that debuted in 2003 on Lifetime Television. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story completed its run in 1970.

It features Michael Mahoney (producer) as producer, and Louis Febre as theme composer.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story is 91 minutes long.

The cast includes: Thora Birch as Liz Murray, Michael Riley as Peter, Kelly Lynch as Jean Murray, Makyla Smith as Chris, Robert Bockstael as David, and Ellen Page as Lisa.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Quotes

Thora Birch as Liz Murray

  • (Thora Birch) "But I still didn't know how to be in school. I still didn't know how to be normal."
  • (Teacher at Public School) "Elizabeth is a fine name. What's your problem with it?"
  • (Thora Birch) "My mom calls me Elizabeth when she is going insane."
  • (Thora Birch) "I loved my mother, so much. She was a drug addict. She was an alcoholic. She was legally blind. She was a schizophrenic. But I never forgot, that she did love me. Even if, if she did. All the time. All the time. All the -- All the time."
  • (Thora Birch) "I'm 17. I don't want to be 21 before I finish high school."
  • (Robert Bockstael) "So you're trying to do four years of high school in what, three?"
  • (Thora Birch) "Two."
  • (Thora Birch) "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."
  • (Thora Birch) "I love you, dad."
  • (Michael Riley) "That's a waste of energy."
  • (Thora Birch) "My mother was dying. My father was gone. But I had to believe that their road would rise up to meet me."
  • (Thora Birch) "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."
  • (Thora Birch) "I'd give it back, all of it, if I could have my family back."
  • (Thora Birch) "Sometimes I feel like there is skin upon the world. And those of us who are born under it, can see threw it. We just can't get threw it."

Kelly Lynch as Jean Murray

  • (Kelly Lynch) "Lisa said you stopped going to school."
  • (Thora Birch) "I am going to go back."
  • (Kelly Lynch) "When?"
  • (Thora Birch) "When you get better."

Robert Bockstael as David

  • (Robert Bockstael) "You're in."
  • (Thora Birch) "But you told the others you wouldn't let them know until Friday."
  • (Robert Bockstael) "You're in."
  • (Robert Bockstael) "Does it look like you thought it would?"
  • (Thora Birch) "Better."

Ellen Page as Lisa

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Makyla Smith as Chris

  • (Makyla Smith) "I don't want to go to school. I don't belong there and neither do you."
  • (Thora Birch) "Yes, I do."
  • (Makyla Smith) "You think they let people like us in to Harvard?"
  • (Teacher at Public School) "Chris, would you like to try diagram number 12?"
  • (Makyla Smith) "No."
  • (Makyla Smith) "But you are not a freak?"
  • (Thora Birch) "No."
  • (Makyla Smith) "O -- That's to bad. I am."

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