Our Town Quotes

Stage Manager - "All we know about the real life of the people is what we can piece together out of the joking poems and comedies they wrote for theater back then." (Act 1)

     "You've got to love life to have life, and you've got to have life to love life...It's what they call a vicious circle." (Act 2)

Mrs. Gibbs - "Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don't talk in English and don't even want to." (Act 1)

     "People are meant to go through life two by two." (Act 2)

Mr. Webb - "We're all hunting like everybody else for a way the diligent and sensible can rise to the top and the lazy and quarrelsome can sink to the bottom." (Act 1)

Dr. Gibbs - "Some people ain't made for small-town life." (Act 1)

Emily - "All I want is someone to love me." (Act 2)

     "Just look at me one minute as though you really saw me." (Act 3)

Simon Stimson - "That's what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance." (Act 3)

Related Links:

Our Town Summary
Our Town Quiz
Our Town Act 3 Summary
Our Town Act 1 part 1 Summary
Our Town Act 1 part 2 Summary
Our Town Important Characters
Literature Summaries

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