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Authors: A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes, A Streetcar Named Desire Important Quotes, Quotations, Sayings from Scenes 1-6
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A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 7-11 More A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes
They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer to one called Cemeteries, and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche DuBois to Eunice and Negro woman upon arriving at Kowalski apartment, Scene 1.
I want to be near you, got to be with somebody, I can't be alone!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to her sister Stella Kowalski, Scene 1.
But you are the one that abandoned Belle Reve, not I! I stayed and fought for it, bled for it, almost died for it!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stella, telling she has lost their childhood home, Scene 1.
BLANCHE: No, I — rarely touch it.
STANLEY KOWALSKI: Some people rarely touch it, but it touched them often.
A Streetcar Named Desire
On Alcohol, Scene 1.
In the state of Louisiana we have the Napoleonic code according to which what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband and vice versa.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley, upset over loss of Belle Reve property and possibility of Stella being swindled by Blanche, explains Napoleonic Code to Stella, Scene 2.
I don’t go in for that stuff ... compliments to women about their looks. I never met a dame yet didn’t know she was good looking or not without being told. And I’ve met some of them who give themselves credit for more than they’ve got.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Blanche, Scene 2.
I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty per cent illusion, but when a thing is important I tell the truth, and this is the truth: I haven't cheated my sister or you or anyone else as long as I have lived.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stanley, who asked her bluntly about the loss of Belle Reve, Scene 2.
There are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years, affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their epic fornications — to put it plainly! . . . The four-letter word deprived us of our plantation, till finally all that was left — and Stella can verify that! — was the house itself and about twenty acres of ground, including a graveyard, to which now all but Stella and I have retreated.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stanley, after he accuses her of having swindled Stella out of her inheritence, Scene 2.
These are love-letters, yellowing with antiquity, all from one boy.....Poems a dead boy wrote. I hurt him the way that you would like to hurt me, but you can't! I'm not young and vulnerable any more. But my young husband was.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stanley, Scene 2.
Oh, I guess he's just not the type that goes for jasmine perfume, but maybe he's what we need to mix with our blood now that we've lost Belle Reve.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stella about Stanley, discovering that Stella is pregnant, Scene 2.
No. Stanley's the only one of his crowd that's likely to get anywhere.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella to Blanche who asks about Mitch and whether his job is a good one, Scene 3.
And if God choose,
I shall but love thee better - after - death!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Inscription from Browning sonnet on Mitch's silver cigarette case, Scene 3.
Sorrow makes for sincerity, I think.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, Scene 3.
It's a French name. It means woods and Blanche means white, so the two together mean white woods. Like an orchard in spring!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche tells Mitch the origins of her name, Scene 3.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche asks Mitch to cover bulb with colored paper lantern, Scene 3.
Poker shouldn't be played in a house with women.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Mitch leaves stage following Stanley's outburst of violence, Scene 3.
Stella! My baby doll's left me!...I want my baby!...Stella!...Stella!
A Streetcar Named Desire
A tearful Stanley screams up the stairs to Eunice's where his pregnant wife has fled after his brutality, Scene 3.
Thank you for being so kind! I need kindness now.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch who offers her a cigarette, after Stanley's violent outburst, Scene 3.
He didn't know what he was doing....He was as good as a lamb when I came back and he's really very, very ashamed of himself.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella defends husband Stanley to Blanche after what happened that night, Scene 4.
You take it for granted that I am in something that I want to get out of.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella to Blanche, Scene 4.
He acts like an animal, has an animal's habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! There's even something sub-human — something not quite to the stage of humanity yet! Yes, something — ape-like about him, like one of those pictures I've seen in — anthropological studies. Thousands and thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is — Stanley Kowalksi — survivor of the stone age, bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle. And you — you here — waiting for him! Maybe he'll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stella, on Stanley, Scene 4.
In some kinds of people some tenderer feelings have had some little beginning! That we have to make grow! And cling to, and hold as our flag.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stella, Scene 4.
And men don’t want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche speaking to Stella, Scene 5.
What I mean is — he thinks I'm sort of — prim and proper, you know! I want to deceive him enough to make him — want me.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche admits her feelings about Mitch to Stella, Scene 5.
Now run along, now, quickly! It would be nice to keep you, but I've got to be good — and keep my hands off children.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to young man who calls to door to collect money for The Evening Star after she seduces him with a kiss, Scene 5.
You know as well as I do that a single girl, a girl alone in the world, has got to keep a firm hold on her emotions or she'll be lost!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, refusing his request for a kiss, Scene 6.
You're a natural gentleman, one of the very few that are left in the world. I don't want you to think that I am severe and old maid schoolteacherish or anything like that....I guess it's just that I have — old-fashioned ideals!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, Scene 6.
The first time I laid eyes on him I thought to myself, that man is my executioner!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, about Stanley, Scene 6.
And then the searchlight which had been turned on the world was turned off again and never for one moment since has there been any light that’s stronger than this — kitchen — candle.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche speaking about the effect on her of her husband’s suicide, Scene 6.
You need somebody. And I need somebody, too. Could it be — you and me, Blanche?
A Streetcar Named Desire
Mitch, Scene 6.
Sometimes — there's God — so quickly.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche, finding herself loved by Mitch, Scene 6.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 7-11 More A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes
A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, which deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois, a fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, rising member of the industrial urban immigrant class. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1947. Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911, and died February 25, 1983.

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