I know you’re no worse than most men but I thought you were better. I never saw you as a man. I saw you as my father.
Everything influences playwrights. A playwright who isn’t influenced is never of any use.
I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been..
The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell. And the funny thing is that you’re a salesman, and you don’t know that.
He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back–that’s an earthquake. And then you get a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished.
You want somethin’ else, Eddie, and you can never have her!
I’ll tell u boys it’s tough to be alone,
and it’s tough to love a doll that’s not ur own.
Most of the time now we settle for half and I like it better. But the truth is holy, and even as I known how wrong he was, and his death useless, I tremble, for I confess that something perversely pure calls to me from his memory- not purely good, but himself purely, for he allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I think I will love him more than all my sensible clients. And yet, it is better to settle for half, it must be! And so I mourn him- I admit -with a certain… alarm.
When I was seventeen I walked into the jungle, and when I was twenty-one I walked out. And by God I was rich.
What a woman! They broke the mould when they made her.