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Amanda Wingfield Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Amanda Wingfield
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“Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse!”
Tennessee Williams
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The Glass Menagerie
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Amanda Wingfield
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“Mother, when you’re disappointed, you get that awful suffering look on your face, like the picture of Jesus’ mother in the museum.”
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“I know your ambitions do not lie in the warehouse, that like everybody in the whole wide world—you’ve had to—make sacrifices, but—Tom—Tom—life’s not easy, it calls for—Spartan endurance!”
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“Nonsense! Laura, I’ve told you never, never to use that word. Why, you’re not crippled, you just have a little defect - hardly noticeable, even! When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it - develop charm - and vivacity and - charm! That’s all you have to do!”
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“I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further—for time is the longest distance between two places.”
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“I married a man who worked for the telephone company! [. . .] A telephone man who—fell in love with long-distance!”
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“Well, in the South we had so many servants. Gone, gone, gone. All vestige of gracious living! Gone completely! I wasn’t prepared for what the future brought me. All of my gentlemen callers were sons of planters and so of course I assumed that I would be married to one and raise my family on a large piece of land with plenty of servants. But man proposes—and woman accepts the proposal!”

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