Death of a Salesman - Key Quotes

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I've got to get some seeds. I've got to get some seeds, right away. Nothing's planted. I don't have a thing in the ground.
Willy - Act 2
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A salesman is got to dream, boy.
Charley - Requiem
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Biff Loman is lost. In the greatest country in the world.
WIlly - Act 1
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He's liked, but not well-liked.
Biff, referring to Bernard - Act 1
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I don't say he's a great man. Willie Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.
He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person. Linda about Willy - 1
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You can't eat the orange and throw the peel away - a man is not a piece of fruit.
Willy - Act 2
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After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive.
Willy - Act 2
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I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.
Biff - Act 2
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I am not a dime a dozen! I am Willy Loman, and you are Biff Loman!
Willy - Act 2
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I'm gonna show you and everybody else that Willy Loman did not die in vain.
Happy- Requiem
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Pop, I'm a dime a dozen and so are you.
Biff - Act 2
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When I walked into the jungle, I was seventeen. When i walked out I was twenty-one. And by God, I was rich!
Uncle Ben - Act 1
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Like a young god. Hercules
Willy, describing Biff - Act 1
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You wait, kid, before it’s all over we’re gonna get a little place out in the country, and I’ll raise some vegetables, a couple of chickens…
Willy - Act 2
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Willy, when are you going to grow up?
Charley - Act 2
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He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong.
Biff, about Willy - Requiem
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He never knew who he was.
Biff, about WIlly - Requiem
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she more than loves him
Stage directions, Page 1 about Linda
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Biff is a lazy bum!
WIlly, about Biff - Act 1
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Willy [laughing with him at the theft]. (Not a good role model, condones this bad behaviour)
Willy - Act 1
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You´re both built like Adonises.
WIlly, about his sons - Act 1
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Don´t be a pest Bernard! .. What an anaemic!
Willy, about Bernard, to his boys. - Act 1
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Be liked and you will never want,
Willy - Act 1
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A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.
Linda, to the boys, Act 1
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I am not a leader of men, Willy, and neither are you.
Biff, to Willy - Act 2
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I never got anywhere because you blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody!
Biff, to Willy - Act 2
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We never told the truth for ten minutes in this house!
Biff, to Happy - Act 2
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You fake! You phony little fake! You fake!
Biff, about Willy and his affair - Act 2
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The woods are burning, boys, you understand? There´s a big blaze going on all around. I was fired today.
Willy, to his sons - Act 2
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Willy dear, what has he got against you?
Linda, about Biff - Act 2
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Charley - Requiem

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A salesman is got to dream, boy.

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WIlly - Act 1

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Biff, referring to Bernard - Act 1

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He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person. Linda about Willy - 1

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