by August Wilson
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Fences.
Troy: "The nigger has a watermelon this big....Talking about...'What watermelon, Mr. Rand?'...Trying to hide that great big old watermelon under his coat. Afraid to let the white man see him carry...
Men and Masculinity Quotes
Rose: "What you all out here getting into?" Troy: "What you worried about what we getting into for? This is men talk, woman." (1.1.41-1.1.42)
Troy: "Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner." (1.1.82)
Dreams, Hopes, Plans Quotes
Rose: "Cory done went and got recruited by a college football team." (1.1.68)
Rose: "I told him if he wasn't the marrying kind, then move out the way so the marrying kind could find me." (1.1.50)
Bono: "I see where you be eyeing her." (1.1.20)
Troy: "I don't know why [Lyons] don't go and get him a decent job and take care of that woman he got." (1.1.168)
Troy: "All I want them to do is change the job description. Give everybody a chance to drive the truck." (1.1.15)