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- Created on: 02-03-20 20:54
- "Lower costs and higher prices"
- "You're just the kind of son-in-law I always wanted"
- "A man has to make his own way"
- "The way some of these cranks talk, you'd think everybody has to look after everybody else"
- "I refused of course"
- “war impossible” “unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable”
- “community and all that nonsense”
- “[rather impatiently] Yes, yes. Horrible business.”
- “I can’t accept any responsibility”
- "I don't propose to give you much more rope"
- "You weren't asked to come here to talk to me about my responsibilities"
- “I’ve got to cover this up as soon as I can”
- “[excitedly] By Jingo! A fake!”
- "There's every excuse for what both your mother and I did"
- "You allowed yourselves to be bluffed"
- "Just remember your position young man"
- "Probably a Socialist or some sort of crank"
- "The famous younger generation who know it all"
Mrs Birling has very few lines in Act One.
- "I think Sheila and I had better go to the drawing room and leave you men-"
- "You seem to have made a great impression on this child, Inspector"
- "You know my husband was Lord Mayor only two years ago"
- "No of course not, he's only a boy" when asked if Eric is used to drinking.
- "Over excited"
- "I must say, we are learning something tonight"
- “Though naturally I don’t know anything about this girl.”
- "I did nothing I'm ashamed of"
- “deserving cases”
- “prejudiced me against her case”
- "I used my influence to have it refused"
- "If he refused to marry her (...) then he must at least support her"
- "As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!"
- "If the girl's death is due to anybody, it's due to him"
- “perfectly justified”
- "No -Eric - please - I didn't know - I didn't understand-"
- "Eric, I'm completely ashamed of you"
- "the way you children talk”.
- "Just be quiet so your father can decide what we ought to do"
- "I didn't give in to him"
- "They're over-tired. In the morning they’ll be as amused as we are.”
- “I insist upon being one of the family now”
- "You couldn't have done anything else"
- "And we can't help you there because we don't know"
- "There's nothing to settle as far as I'm concerned”
- "We're respectable citizens and not criminals"
- "I don't come into this suicide business [...] neither of us does"
- “[startled] What?”
- “Now listen, darling- “
- "She's had a long and exciting day"
- "It's bound to be unpleasant and disturbing"
- "You've been through it- and now you want to see someone else put through it"
- "I've suddenly realised [...] that she's dead"
- "Got him out of the way"
- "She also told me she'd had a job in one of the works [...] and had had to leave after a strike"
- "I don't think so" this line is in response to Mrs Birling suggesting that they are nearly finished.
- “Nothing less…