Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Page.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used the New Directions edition of the play, published in 1971.
Oh, you weak people, you weak, beautiful people!—who give up.—What you want is someone to—[…]—take hold of you.—Gently, gently, with love! (III.165.776-779)
Again, we see Maggie's ability to understand people and to perceive their wants and dreams. She positions herself as a pillar of strength here, seeing those around her as weak and beautiful. She has much love for the weaknesses in others.