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.
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.
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.