All the King's Men Quotes
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Visions of America Quotes
Way off ahead of you […] the slab will glitter and gleam like water, as though the road were flooded. (1.2)
Town from the waist up, country from the waste down. Get both votes. (2.65)
Memory and the Past Quotes
[…] he was like a circus elephant, he never forgot anything, the fellow who gave him the peanut or the fellow who put snuff in his trunk. (1.86)
But then, who is the hell is this in the back seat of the big black Cadillac that comes ghosting through town? (1.315)
That was my idea. It would be the nuts all right. The Boss sitting there with an old schoolbook in his hands. A good example for the tots. (1.210)
When Gilbert gave him a small plantation, he managed it with such astuteness […] that at the end of the time he could repay Gilbert a substantial part of the purchase price. (4.34)
She was a big girl and I was so much in love with her that I lived in a dream. (1.314)
Then a nigger chopping cotton a mile away, he'll look up and […] say, "Lawd God, hit's a-nudder-one done hit!" (1.1-2)
And since the Lord moves in a mysterious way, it should not have surprised Willie that He was using some fat men in a striped pants and a big car to do His will. (2.162)
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
"Yes," said Willie, "I'll take some orange pop." (1.129)
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