by Thornton Wilder
Our Town Friendship Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
Good evening…Yes, most of the town’s settled down for the night, Simon…I guess we better do the same. Can I walk along a ways with you? (I.423)
Mr. Webb attempts to befriend Simon in the only kindly gesture towards the town drunkard throughout the entire play.
I don’t like the whole change that’s come over you in the last year. I’m sorry if that hurts your feelings, but I’ve got to – tell the truth and shame the devil. (II.200)
Emily is honest with George when he asks her a question, suggesting that true friendship requires veracity over niceness.