The Glass Menagerie
"You are the only young man I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes present, the present past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don’t plan for it!" (5.95, Amanda).
"Then he has visions of being advanced in the world! Any young man who studies public speaking is aiming to have an executive job some day! And radio engineering? A thing for the future! Both of these facts are very illuminating. Those are the sort of things that a mother should know concerning any young man who comes to call on her daughter. Seriously or—not." (5.117, Amanda).
"What shall I wish for, Mother?"
[her voice trembling and her eyes suddenly filling with tears]: "Happiness! Good fortune!" (5.140, 5.141, Laura, Amanda).