Fine's say Quotes

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"e is the long delayed but always expected something that we live for." Scene 1 Tom speaks of the symbolic significance of the gentleman caller. "Girls that aren't cut out for business careers usually wind up married to some nice man." Scene 2 Amanda talks to her daughter after she...
"If a person comes to apologize for having hurt you, you must listen and forgive them." (p. 68) David Malter speaks to Reuven, rebuking him for his hostile response when Danny came to see him in the hospital. "People are not always what they seem to be . ....
"I resisted all the way: a new thing for me." (Chapter 2).  Jane says this as Bessie is taking her to be locked in the red-room after she had fought back when John Reed struck her.  For the first time Jane is asserting her rights, and this action...
"We thought, at the time, that it was because Pecola was having her father's baby that the marigolds did not grow." (p. 5) Claudia's first narrative about her childhood, telling about her friend, Pecola, who was pregnant. "Nuns go by as quiet as lust, and drunken men and sober...
"I don't believe in baptism or the waters of Jordan or anything like that, but I guess I feel about a hot bath the way those religious people feel about holy water." (Chapter 1) Esther reflects on how a long hot bath restores her spirits. "What a man wants...
"You have begot me, bred me, loved me. I return those duties back as are right fit: Obey you, love you, and most honor you. Why have my sisters' husbands if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take...
 "And this also," said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the  earth." (p. 5) Marlow delivers this comment about England just before he begins his tale about his adventures in the Congo. "The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from...
Beatty, explaining the history of censorship and periods of human education: "Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries of more." Beatty, touting the role of technology in man's aim to abolish individual thought: "The zipper displaces...
"It is because I realize this that I am eager to become your pupil, my dear friend." "Bear in mind then that I did not bid you tell me one or two of the many pious actions but that form itself that makes all pious actions pious," "nor...
"Guess he's been in Starkfield too many winters." (Author's Introductory Note) Harmon Gow speculates on the cause of Ethan Frome's ruined and prematurely aged appearance. His remark expresses the theme of the landscape's shaping of character and fate. ".the coming to his house of a bit of hopeful...
"He developed a love for poor people he could not have conceived if he had not been poor himself." p. 57 Adam roams the American West after his army enlistment and gains insights into social conditions. "I guess if a man had go shuck off everything he had, inside and out,...
When explaining why they can't leave the crowded city to live in New York, Willy tells his wife, "I'm the New England man.  I'm vital in New England." Unfortunately for Willy, this is just an illusion. Unlike Charley, Willy intends to be "well liked." He tells his sons...
"Happy the eyes that can close." Chapter 2 The narrator's comment on finding peace in a troubled society. "I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating." Chapter 7 Rev. Msimangu speaks of his...
Socrates: "I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good, which would be a splendid thing, if it were so. Actually they have neither. They cannot make a man wise or stupid; they simply...
"What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?-I wish I knew. . . . Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can. . . ." (Act 1, p. 31) Maggie compares herself to a cat. "Silence about a thing just magnifies it."...
"Ultima came to stay with us the summer I was almost seven. When she came the beauty of the llano unfolded before my eyes, and the gurgling waters of the river sang to the hum of the turning earth. The magical time of childhood stood still, and the...