death of a salesman

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  • death of a salesman key quotes
    • willy
      • 'if old man wagner was alive i'd be in charge of new york by now' willy
      • 'work of a lifetime to pay of a house, you finally own it and there's no one left to live in it' willy
      • 'biff is a lazy bum!' ... 'there's one thing about biff, he's not lazy' willy
      • 'they massacred the neighbourhood' willy
      • 'you're my foundation and my support, linda' willy
      • 'bigger than uncle charley! because charley is not well liked' willy
      • 'and they know me boys, they know me up and down new england
      • 'what an anaemic!'
      • 'bernard can get the best marks in school ... but when he gets out in the business world ... you are going to be five times ahead of him'
      • 'i'm fat. i'm very - foolish to look at'
      • 'i won't have you mending stockings in this house! now throw them out!
      • 'i never in my life told him anything but decent things'
      • 'the woods are burning! i can't drive a car!'
      • 'there was the only man who knew the answers'
      • 'dad left when i was such a baby ... and i feel - kind of temporary about myself'
      • 'gotta break your neck to see a star in this yard'
      • 'don't pick it up, they have office boys for that'
      • 'like a young god, hercules'
      • '... a man can end up with diamonds out here on the basis of being liked'
      • 'because he thinks im nothing. and so he spites me'
      • 'and you never told him what to do, did you? you never took any interest in him'
    • biff
      • 'and its a measly manner of existence'
      • 'stop making excuses for him! he's always, always wiped the floor with you'
      • 'because he's a fake and he doesn't like anyone around here who knows it'
      • 'i realised what a ridiculous life my whole life has been'
      • 'hap, i took his fountain pen'
      • 'look at you! look at what has become of you!'
      • 'you've just seen a prince walk by. a fine, troubled prince'
      • 'you gave her mama' stockings'
      • 'the scum of the earth, you're looking at him!'
      • 'i stole a suit from kansas city, i was in jail'
      • 'and i never got anywhere because you blew me up so full of hot air i could never stand taking orders from anybody'
      • 'why am i trying to become what i don't want to be?'
      • 'pop, i'm nothing. i'm nothing pop'
    • linda
      • she more than loves him, she admires him
      • 'the way they obey him!'
      • 'he's the dearest man in the world to me, and i won't have anyone making him feel unwanted and low and blue'
      • 'i don't say he's a great man. willy loman never made alot of money'
      • 'he has to go to charley's and borrow fifty dollars a week and pretend to me thats his pay'
      • 'he's been trying to kill himself'
      • 'biff his life is in your hands'
      • 'because he's only a little boat looking for a harbour'
      • 'why must everyone try and rule the world?'
      • 'don't you care whether he lives or dies?'
      • 'why didn't anybody come?'
      • 'i made the last payment on the house today. and there will be no one home'
      • 'we're free ... we're free'
    • happy
      • 'biff is a quarter back at the new york giants'
      • 'i don't know what the hell i'm working for' happy
      • 'i'm gonna beat this racket!'
      • 'its the only dream you can have - to come out number one man'
    • consumerism/american dream
      • 'we see a solid vault of apartments around the small, fragile seeming home'
      • 'they got the biggest ads of any of them!'
      • 'dave singleman ... he'd go up into his room ... put on his green velvet slippers ... pick up his phone and call the buyers'
      • 'i realised that selling was the greatest career a man could want'
      • 'he died the death of a salesman'
      • 'hundreds of salesman and buyers at his funeral'
      • 'don't say. a tennis court. must be fine people'
      • 'i stopped in the middle of that building and i saw - the sky'
    • bernard/charley
      • 'i don't see no sense it, you don't have to go on like this'
      • 'willy, when are you gonna realise them things don't mean anything?'
      • 'why must everybody like you?'
      • 'no man needs a little salary'
      • 'he had all the wrong dreams. all wrong'
      • 'nobody dast blame this man'
      • 'he's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. and when they start not smiling - thats an earthquake'
    • uncle ben
      • 'he is utterly certain of his destiny'
      • 'when i was seventeen i walked into the jungle. when i was twenty one i walked out. and by god i was rich'
      • 'with one gadget he made more in a week than a man like you could make in a lifetime'
      • 'yes, outstanding with twenty thousand behind him'
      • 'the jungle is dark but full of diamonds, willy'

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