"Children, I take my leave much vexed in spirit.
I offer good advice but you won't hear it.
You all break in and chatter on and on.
It's like a madhouse with the keeper gone." (1.1.5)
"These visits, balls, and parties in which you revel
Are nothing but inventions of the Devil.
People are driven half-insane
At such affairs, where noise and folly reign
And reputations perish thick and fast.
As a wise preacher said on Sunday last,
Parties are Towers of Babylon, because
The guests all babble on with never a pause;" (1.1.34)
"My, what a scene she made, and what a din!
And how this man Tartuffe has taken her in!"
"Her son is worse deceived;
His folly must be seen to be believed." (1.2.3-4)