Our Town Life, Consciousness, and Existence 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.
I’d forgotten all about that. My, wasn’t life awful – With a sigh. and wonderful (III.82-84).
A dead Mrs. Soames points out that life is both difficult and wonderful. In a word, complex.
From morning till night, that’s all they are – troubled (III.91).
When Emily sees the living, she is struck by their lack of appreciation for life.
They’ll have a lot of troubles, I suppose, but that’s none of our business. Everybody has a right to their own troubles (II.83).
Doc Gibbs reassures Mrs. Gibbs that George and Emily will have a wonderful life. His philosophy is that personal troubles are private.