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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

by: Tennessee Williams


There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity...You can smell it. It smells like death.

BIG DADDY

What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?--I wish I knew. . . . Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can.

MAGGIE

Silence about a thing just magnifies it.

MAGGIE

The human animal is a beast that dies but the fact that he's dying don't give him pity for others, no sir.

BIG DADDY

Time goes by so fast. Nothin' can outrun it.

BIG MAMA

You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.

MAGGIE

Death commences too early--almost before you're half acquainted with life--you meet the other.

BIG MAMA

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an’ death’s the other.

BRICK

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