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Authors: A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes, A Streetcar Named Desire Important Quotes, Quotations, Sayings from Scenes 7-11
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More A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 1-6
The trouble with Dame Blanche was that she couldn't put on her act any more in Laurel! They got wised up after two or three dates with her and then they quit, and she goes on to another, the same old line, same old act, same old hooey! But the town was too small for this to go on forever! And as time went by she became a town character. Regarded as not just different but downright loco-nuts.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Blanche and Stella, Scene 7.
Her future is mapped out for her.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Stella, about Blanche, Scene 7.
That's how I'll clear the table!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley hurling a plate to the floor, Scene 8.
Don't you ever talk that way to me. "Pig — Polack — disgusting — vulgar — greasy!" — them kind of words have been on your tongue and your sister's too much around here. What do you think you are, a pair of queens? Remember what Huey Long said — "Every man's a King!! And I am the king around here, so don't forget it!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Stella, seizing her by the arm, Scene 8.
I am not a Polack. People from Poland are Poles, not Polacks. But what I am is a one hundred percent American, born and raised in the greatest country on earth and proud as hell of it, so don't ever call me a Polack.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley snaps at Blanche, over her derogatory remarks about his Polish ethnicity and her bigotry, Scene 8.
When we first met, me and you, you thought I was common. How right you was, baby. I was common as dirt. You showed me the snapshot of the place with the columns. I pulled you down off them columns and how you loved it, having them colored lights going! And wasn't we happy together, wasn't it all okay till she showed here? And wasn't we happy together? Wasn't it all okay till she showed here, hoity-toity, describin' me like a ape?
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Stella, Scene 8.
It's dark in here....I don't think I ever seen you in the light....What it means is I've never had a real good look at you.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Mitch to Blanche, Scene 9.
I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I do misrepresent things. I don't tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, Scene 9.
Yes, I had many intimacies with strangers....So I came here. There was nowhere else I could go. I was played out....and I met you. You said you needed somebody. Well, I needed somebody, too. I thanked God for you, because you seemed to be gentle — a cleft in the rock of the world that I could hide in!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Mitch, Scene 9.
What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche queries Mitch, Scene 9.
MITCH: You lied to me, Blanche.
BLANCHE: Don't say I lied to you...
MITCH: Lies! Lies, inside and out, all lies.
BLANCHE: Never inside, I didn't lie in my heart.
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Scene 9.
Death ... the opposite is desire.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche, Scene 9.
BLANCHE: Marry me, Mitch.
MITCH: No, I don't think I want to marry you anymore... No, you're not clean enough to bring into the house with my mother.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Scene 9.
But some things are not forgivable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgivable! It is the one unforgivable thing, in my opinion, and the one thing of which I have never, never been guilty.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to Stanley, Scene 10.
I've been on to you from the start! Not once did you pull any wool over this boy's eyes! You come in here and sprinkle the place with powder and spray perfume and cover the light bulb with a paper lantern, and lo and behold the place has turned into Egypt and you are the Queen of the Nile! Sitting on your throne and swilling down my liquor!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley to Blanche, Scene 10.
We’ve had this date with each other from the beginning!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley speaking to Blanche as he carries her to the bed, Scene 10.
You know what luck is? Luck is believing you're lucky...To hold a front position in this rat-race you're got to believe you are lucky.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley, to fellow poker player Pablo, Scene 11.
Whoever you are — I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche to the doctor, her final statement in the play, Scene 11.
More A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 1-6
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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