The Iceman Cometh
by Eugene O’Neill
The Iceman Cometh Quotes
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LARRY: Although even here they keep up the appearances of life with a few harmless pipe dreams about their yesterdays and tomorrows. (1)
Language and Communication Quotes
LARRY: By God, Joe, you’ve got all the beauty of human nature and the practical wisdom of the world in that little parable. (1)
LARRY: That’s because it’s the last harbor. No one here has to worry about where they’re going next, because there is no farther they can go. (1)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
MARGIE: You’re a bartender. (1)
LARRY: What’s before me is the comforting fact that death is a fine long sleep, and I’m damned tired, and it can’t come too soon for me. (1)
MOSHER: Poor Willie needs a drink bad, Harry—and I think if we all joined him it’d make him feel he was among friends and cheer him up. (1)
PARRITT: I’ve got to stay undercover, Larry, like I told you last night. (1)
ROCKY: Remember how he works that gag about his wife, when he’s cockeyed, cryin’ over her picture and den springin’ it on yuh all of a sudden dat he left her in de hay wid de iceman? (1)
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