The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie Love 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.
"I know so well what becomes of unmarried woman who aren't prepared to occupy a position. I've seen such pitiful cases in the South - barely tolerated spinsters living upon the grudging patronage of sister's husband or brother's wife! - stuck away in some little mousetrap of a room - encouraged by one in-law to visit another - little birdlike women without any nest - eating the crust of humility all their life!
Is that the future that we've mapped out for ourselves? I swear it's the only alternative I can think of! [She pauses.] It isn't a very pleasant alternative, is it? [She pauses again.] Of course - some girls do marry." (2.34, Amanda).
Amanda makes no mention of love in her discussion of marriage for Laura.
"Haven’t you ever liked some boy?"
"Yes. I liked one once. I came across his picture a while ago." (2.34, 2.35, Amanda and Laura).
The strength of Laura’s feelings for Jim is at first unclear.