The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie Family Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a big long monologue.
"There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father."
"What respect is that?"
"The care he always took of his appearance. He never allowed himself to look untidy." (5.3-5.5, Amanda and Tom).
Amanda repeatedly compares Tom to his father.
"I'll tell you what I wished for on the moon. Success and happiness for my precious children! I wish for that whenever there's a moon, and when there isn't a moon, I wish for it, too." (5.23, Amanda).
Amanda’s maternal instincts direct her every thought and desire.