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Quote #1

It’s like what one of those Middle West poets said: You’ve got to love life to have life, and you’ve got to have life to love life…It’s what they call a vicious circle (II.26).

Reproduction of life is also the reproduction of love for life.

Quote #2

Yes…people are meant to go through life two by two. ‘Tain’t natural to be lonesome (II.85).

Mrs. Gibbs argues that companionship is a natural part of life.

Quote #3

I…I’m glad you said it, Emily. I never thought that such a thing was happening to me. I guess it’s hard for a fella not to have faults creep into his character (II.203).

Emily and George are compatible because she can see the flaws in his character.

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