I Stand Here Ironing
by Tillie Olsen
I Stand Here Ironing Quotes
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Language and Communication Quotes
"I wish you would manage the time to come in and talk with me about your daughter" (1).
Women and Femininity Quotes
I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the iron. (1)
[...] I worked or looked for work and for Emily's father, who "could no longer endure" (he wrote in his good-bye note) "sharing want with us." (8)
"She's a youngster who needs help and whom I'm deeply interested in helping." (2)