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Edward Albee Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Edward Albee
  1. #1
    “Martha: Truth and illusion, George; you don’t know the difference.
    George: No, but we must carry on as though we did.
    Martha: Amen.”
  2. #2
    “Honey: Oh, isn’t this lovely.
    Nick: Yes indeed…very handsome. ”
  3. #3
    “George: Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf,…
    Martha: I...am...George...I...am...”
  4. #4
    “George (Long silence) : It will be better.
    Martha (Long silence): I don’t…know.
    George: It will be…maybe. […]
    Martha: Just…us? ”
  5. #5
    “George: Be careful, Martha…I’ll rip you to pieces.
    Martha: You aren’t man enough…you haven’t the guts.
    George: Total war?
    Martha: Total.”
  6. #6
    “George: Godly money ripped from the golden teeth of the unfaithful, a pragmatic extension of the big dream.”
  1. #7
    “Nick: I wouldn’t say there was any…particular passion between us, even at the beginning…of our marriage, I mean.”
  2. #8
    “George: “And the west, encumbered by crippling alliances, and hardened with a morality too rigid to accommodate itself to the swing of events, must…eventually…fall.”
  3. #9
    “George: national boundaries, the level of the ocean, political allegiances, practical morality…none of these would I stake my stick on anymore.”
  4. #10
    “Martha: I swear…if you existed I’d divorce you…I haven’t been able to see you for years…you’re a blank, a cipher.”
  5. #11
    “George: I read somewhere that science fiction is really not science fiction at all…that you people are rearranging my genes so that everyone will be like everyone else.”
  6. #12
    “Nick: UP YOURS! …
    George: You take the trouble to construct a civilization…to…to build a society, based on the principles of…of principle … then all at once … through all the sensible sounds of men building … comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours.”

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  1. #13
    “Honey: (Hysterical) Leave me alone…I’m going…to…be…sick.
    George: The patterns of history.”
  2. #14
    “Nick: I married her because she was pregnant. … It was a hysterical pregnancy. She blew up, and then she went down.”
  3. #15
    “George: the one thing in this whole sinking world that I am sure of is my … chromosomological partnership in the…creation of our…blond-eyed, blue-haired…son.”
  4. #16
    “Martha: Our son does not have blue hair…or blue eyes, for that matter. He has green eyes…like me.
    George: He has blue, eyes Martha.”
  5. #17
    “George: We got a telegram; there was a car accident, and he’s dead. POUF! …
    Martha: (A howl which weakens into a moan) NOOOOOOoooooo.”
  6. #18
    “George: there are easier things than being married to the daughter of the president of that university.
    Martha: … for some men it would be the chance of a life time.”
  7. #19
    “Martha: Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf…
    Honey: Oh, wasn’t that funny? That was so funny.”
  8. #20
    “Martha: Can I get you a drink, Martha? Why, thank you, George; that’s very kind of you. No, Martha, no; why I’d do anything for you.”
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