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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


by Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Truth Quotes

MARGARET Hell, do they ever know it? Nobody says, "You're dying." You have to fool them. They have to fool themselves.(I.25-26)

Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes

MARGARET […] human interest story about a well-known former athlete stagin' a one-man track meet on the Glorious Hill High School athletic field last night, but was slightly out of condition...

Visions of America Quotes

Notes to the Designer […] a monumental monstrosity peculiar to our times, a huge console combination of radio-phonograph (hi-fi with three speakers) TV set and liquor cabinet, bearing and co...

Mortality Quotes

MAGGIE Hell, do they ever know it? Nobody says, 'You're dying.' You have to fool them. They have to fool themselves. (I.51.126-127)

Sexuality and Sexual Identity Quotes

Stage Direction […] it is gently and poetically haunted by a relationship that must have involved a tenderness which was uncommon. Notes.15.15-17

Memory and the Past Quotes

NOTES FOR THE DESIGNER It hasn't changed much since it was occupied by the original owners of the place, Jack Straw and Peter Ochello, a pair of old bachelors who shared this room all their lives t...

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

MARGARET I always thought drinkin' men lost their looks, but I was plainly mistaken. (I.29.316-317)

Wealth Quotes

MAGGIE Then Brother Man could get a-hold of the purse strings and dole out remittances to us, maybe get power of attorney and sign checks for us and cut off our credit wherever, whenever he wanted...

Gender Quotes

STAGE DIRECTION Her voice has range, and music; sometimes it drops low as a boy's and you have a sudden image of her playing boy's games as a child. (I.21.97-99)

Language and Communication Quotes

BRICK Just keep your voice down! (I.33)

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