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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Our Town.

Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

Nobody very remarkable ever come out of it, s’far as we know (I.40).

Mortality Quotes

And even in Greece and Rome, all we know about the real life of the people is what we can piece together out of the joking poems and the comedies they wrote for the theatre back then (I.307).

Marriage Quotes

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)

Love Quotes

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...

Visions of America Quotes

Here’s the grocery store and here’s Mr. Morgan’s drugstore. Most everybody in town manages to look into these two stores once a day. Public School’s over yonder. High School...

Friendship Quotes

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)

Gender Quotes

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)

Choices Quotes

So I took the opposite of my father’s advice and I’ve been happy ever since. And let that be a lesson to you, George, never ask advice on personal matters. (II.152)

Religion Quotes

Religiously, we’re eighty-five per cent Protestants; twelve per cent Catholics; rest, indifferent. (I.225)

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

Well, he’s seen a peck of trouble, one thing after another…Oh, Bill…if you see my boy smoking cigarettes, just give him a word, will you? He thinks a lot of you, Bill. (I.427)

Technology and Modernization Quotes

You know, Frank, Mrs. Fairchild always locks her front door every night. All those people up that part of town do. (I.408)

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