All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
All My Sons Wealth Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
Keller: I don't know, once upon a time I used to think that when I got money again I would have a maid and my wife would take it easy. Now I got money, and I got a maid, and my wife is workin' for the maid. (1.245)
Keller is a self-made man and is proud of all his financial success.
Keller: Kid, walkin' down the street that day I was guilty as hell. Except I wasn't, and there was a court paper in my pocket to prove I wasn't, I and I walked… past… the porches. Result? Fourteen months later I had one of the best shops in the state again, a respected man again; bigger than ever. (1.446)
What matters to Keller is that he eventually restored his business to prosperity. Material success is the ultimate goal.
Ann: And the money, there's nothing wrong in your money. Your father put hundreds of planes in the air, you should be proud. A man should be paid for that…
Chris: Oh Annie, Annie… I'm going to make a fortune for you! (1.545)
Chris just called his money "loot" from the war. But with Ann's blessing he quickly comes around to a perspective that more closely resembles his father's.