Our town quotes

  1. He wrote Jane a letter and on the envelope the address was like this: It
    said: ‘Jane Crofut; The Crofut Farm; Grover’s Corners; Sutton County; New
    Hampshire; United States of America; Western Hemisphere; the Earth; the Solar
    System; the Universe; the Mind of God …’
  2. Good-by,
    good-by, world. Good-by, Grover’s Corners … Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks
    ticking … and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses
    and hot baths … and sleeping and waking up.
    Emily. 1
  3. Oh, earth,
    you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you. Do any human beings ever
    realize life while they live it?----every, every minute?
    Emily. 2
  4. When you’ve
    been here longer you’ll see that our life here is to forget all that, and think
    only of what’s ahead, and be ready for what’s ahead. When you’ve been here
    longer, you’ll understand. (326)
    • Mrs.
    • Gibbs.
  5. Oh, Mama,
    just look at me one minute as though you really saw me. Mama, fourteen years
    have gone by. I’m dead. You’re a grandmother, Mama. I married George Gibbs,
    Mama. Wally’s dead, too. Mama, his appendix burst on a camping trip to North
    • Emily
    • (With mounting urgency). 1
  6. We felt just terrible about it—don’t you
    remember? But just for a moment now we’re all together. Mama, just for a moment
    we’re happy. Let’s look at one another.
    • Emily
    • (With mounting urgency). 2
  7. This is
    Mrs. Gibbs’ garden. Corn… peas… beans… hollyhocks… heliotrope… and a lot of

    the stage.)

    And this is
    Mrs. Webb’s garden. Just like Mrs. Gibbs’, only it’s got a lot of sunflowers,
    too. (284)
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  8. It’s early
    afternoon. All 2,642 have had their dinners and all the dishes have been
    washed. (294)
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  9. The
    earliest tombstones in the cemetery up there on the mountain say
    1670-1680—they’re Grovers and Cartrights and Gibbses and Herseys—the same names
    as around here now. (284)
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  10. [O]ur young
    people seem to like it well enough. Ninety per cent of ‘em graduating from high
    school settle down right here to live—even if they’ve been away to college.
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  11. Grover’s
    Corners lies on the old Pleistone granite of the Appalachian range. I may say
    it’s some of the oldest land in the world. We’re very proud of that….
    • Professor
    • Willard. 1
  12. Some highly
    interesting fossils have been found…I may say: unique fossils…two miles out of
    town, in Silas Peckham’s cow pasture. (291)
    • Professor
    • Willard. 2
  13. Want to
    tell you something about that boy Joe Crowell. Joe was awful bright--graduated
    from high school here, head of his class. So he got a scholarship to
    Massachusetts Tech. Graduated head of his class there, too. It was all wrote up
    in the Boston paper at the time. Goin’ to be a great engineer, Joe was. But the
    war broke out and he died in France.--All that education for nothing. (286)
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  14. We might
    have a few words on the history of man here.
    • Stage
    • Manager.
  15. Yes…anthropological
    data: Early Amerindian stock. Cotahatchee tribes…no evidence before the tenth
    century of this era…hm…now entirely disappeared…possible traces in three
    families. (291)
    • Professor
    • Willard.
  16. [I]t 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 they don’t even want to. (290)
    • Mrs.
    • Gibbs.
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