Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Tennessee Williams

“--- 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 ...

[More croquet sounds]

Later tonight I'm going to tell you I love you an' maybe by that time you'll be drunk enough to believe me. Yes, they're playing croquet ...

Big Daddy is dying of cancer ...

What were you thinking of when I caught you looking at me like that? Were you thinking of Skipper?

[Brick crosses to the bar, takes a quick drink, and rubs his head with a towel]

Laws of silence don't work ...
When something is festering in your memory or your imagination, laws of silence don't work, it's like shutting a door and locking it on a house on fire in hope of forgetting that the house is burning. But not facing a fire doesn't put it out. Silence about a thing just magnifies it. It grows and festers in silence, becomes malignant ....
Get dressed, Brick.”

Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Other Plays
Read more quotes from Tennessee Williams

Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote

To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Members Who Liked This Quote

This Quote Is From

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Other Plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Other Plays by Tennessee Williams
1,260 ratings, average rating, 37 reviews

Browse By Tag