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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Visions of America 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 #13

MR WEBB: Meanwhile, we do all we can to help those that can’t help themselves and those that can we leave alone. – Are there any other questions? (I.238)

Mr. Webb describes Grover’s Corners as a community of people who prize and respect self-sufficiency.

Quote #14

No, ma’am, there isn’t much culture; but maybe this is the place to tell you that we’ve got a lot of pleasures of a kind here: we like the sun comin’ up over the mountain in the morning and we all notice a good deal about the birds. (I.240)

People in Grover’s Corners appreciate the simple things in life.

Quote #15

But, Julia! To have the organist of a church drink and drunk year after year. You know he was drunk tonight. (I.371)

The small town gossip revolves around Simon, the town drunk.

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