BLANCHE QUOTES STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.”

“I don’t want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And if that’s sinful, then let me be damned for it!”

“I never was hard or self-sufficient enough. When people are soft – soft people have got to shimmer and glow – they’ve got to put on soft colors, the colors of butterfly wings, and put a paper lantern over the light… It isn’t enough to be soft. You’ve got to be soft and attractive. And I – I’m fading now!”

“Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.”

“I don’t tell the truth. I tell what ought to be the truth.”

“He acts like an animal, has an animal’s habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! There’s even something -sub-human -something not quite to the stage of humanity yet! Yes, something – ape-like about him, like one of those pictures I’ve seen in – anthropological studies! Thousands and thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is -Stanley Kowalski – survivor of the stone age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle! And you – you here waiting for him! Maybe he’ll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet!”

“I was on the verge of – lunacy, almost! Never once did you pull the curtain back once – you did not once face the brutal, raw, bloody truth. You were always – hiding something from me. What you were doing was making me – take off the blinkers and face the facts!”

“They told me to take a streetcar named Desire and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at – Elysian Fields!” “I’ve run for protection, Stella, from under one leaky roof to another leaky roof, because it was storm – all storm, and I was caught out in it!”

“I don’t want realism. I want magic!”

“Sometimes – there’s God – so quickly!”

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” FORCED RELATIONSHIP QUOTES

“I don’t know how much longer I can turn the trick.”

“You didn’t just love me! You took me like I was some kind of animal!”

“I’m not a whore, I’m not! I’m not!”

“They’re common! And they’re deep!”

“I never lied in my heart!”

“You’re simple, straightforward, and honest. A little bit on the primitive side, I should think. To interest you, a man would have to -”

“Don’t you dare touch me! I’ll scream!”

“I’m not going to be hypocritical, I’m going to be honestly realistic. I don’t make myself clear? I don’t contradict myself, do I?”

“I feel sorry for you– I usually rely on the kindness of strangers. It always pays off in the end.”

“I’m not going to be looked at in this – in this animalistic manner! I can’t stop my body from going – rushing inside where I’m not wanted and shout – ‘Darling, darling, sweetheart, sweetheart!'”

“I couldn’t understand a word he said. But he was as sweet and gentle as a baby. I kissed his big, sweaty face!”