| Quote #1
Martha: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf…
It seems fitting that the title references the punch-line of a joke that we never get to hear. From an absurdist viewpoint, life is pretty much the same thing: unknowable and ridiculous. (For more on absurdism and the title, check out "What's Up with the Title?")
| Quote #2
George: Martha is a hundred and twenty-five…year old. She weighs somewhat more than that. How old is your wife?
This sort of identity confusion is common in absurdist plays. If nothing means anything, than who are any of us to say who anybody is?
| Quote #3
George: History […] will lose its glorious variety and unpredictability[…]the surprise, the multiplexity, the seachanging rhythm (1.600)
George seems to honor and find beauty in seemingly unknowable procession of time. Here we see him celebrate the absurd condition.