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Our Town

Our Town

  

by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Marriage 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 #1

Well, of course, it’s none of my business – but I think if a person starts out to be a teacher, she ought to stay one. (I.66)

The town’s schoolteacher quits after she gets married.

Quote #2

Nature’s been pushing and contriving in other ways, too: a number of young people fell in love and got married. (II.9)

Love and marriage are natural parts of life.

Quote #3

Almost everybody in the world gets married, - you know what I mean? In our town there aren’t hardly any exceptions. Most everybody in the world climbs into their graves married. (II.11)

People in Grover’s Corners stay married until the day they die.

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