A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes
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Men and Masculinity Quotes
Stanley carries his bowling jacket and a red-stained package from a butcher’s. (Scene One, Stage Directions)
STANLEY [bellowing] Hey there! Stella, Baby! (1.1)
Society and Class Quotes
Her appearance is incongruous to the setting. She is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice, necklace and earrings of pearl, white gloves and hat, looking as if she were arriving at...
… but contains a folding bed to be used by Blanche. The room beyond is a bedroom. (1.40)
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
She springs up and crosses to it, and removes a whiskey bottle. She pours a half tumbler of whiskey and tosses it down. She carefully replaces the bottle and washes out the tumbler at the sink. (1.71)
BLANCHE And turn that over-light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in this merciless glare! (1.75)
BLANCHE …I want to be near you, got to be with somebody, I can’t be alone! Because - as you must have noticed - I’m – not very well… [Her voice drops and her look is f...
BLANCHE They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at — Elysian Fields! (1.16)