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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

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.

Quote #4

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.

Quote #5

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.

Quote #6

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.

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