“Every day she slips further and further away. I don’t know how to call her back. I tell you what I pity: that the sun won’t rise and set for her all her life….”                                  THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962).

“We three, we’re all along; Living in a memory; My echo, my shadow, and me….                         We three, we’re not a crowd; We’re not even company; My echo, my shadow and me;                 I walk with my shadow; I talk with my echo; But where is the one I love……                                                                            THE INK SPOTS.

“The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile jumping over sundials and brick walls and burning gardens….the bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside until the air is alive with chatter, and laughter, and casual innuendo, and introductions forgotten on the spot.”                                     THE GREAT GATSBY; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“Shsss……mom is smoking in the car again…….Jesus is Ok with it.”………but don’t tell dad.  BIG BANG; intoxicated Sheldon to roommate, Leonard.                                                   

“One does not have to spend more than a minute or two in an airport bookstore to be stupefied by the sheer crappiness of today’s popular writing.”                                                                              Terry Teachout.

“Maybe I’m right and maybe I’m wrong; maybe I’m weak and maybe I’m strong; but NEVERTHESESS I’m in love with you; maybe I’ll win and maybe I’ll lose; and maybe I’m in for crying the blues; But NEVERTHELESS I’m in love with youuuu.”                                                 Bert Kalmar, Gregg L. Allman. Harry Ruby.

“I was one of those kids with a grim future. I almost failed out of high school. I nearly gave in to the deep anger and resentment harbored by everyone around me….I want people to understand how upward mobility really feels. And I want people to understand something that I learned only recently: that for those of us lucky enough to live the American Dream, the demons of the life we left behind continue to chase us.”           HILLBILLY ELEGY; J.D. Vance.

…you’re jibber-jabbering about jibber-jabber…                                                     BIG BANG: Penny to Sheldon.

“No creator was prompted by a desire to please his brothers. His brothers hated the gift he offered. His truth was his only motive. His work was his only goal. His work – not those who used it. His creation – not the benefits others derived from it – the creation which gave form to his truth – the creator stands on his own judgment; the parasite follows the opinions of others; the creator thinks – the parasite copies; the creator produces; the parasite loots.                                                  Howard Roark, THE FOUNTAINHEAD.

“Bolt the door, Maria” …  THE HEIRESS (1949); Olivia De Havilland.

JACK BENNY/MEL BLANC: “Oh mister, oh, mister!……Si?……from below the border, eh?……Si……Can you help me with this?……Si……What’s your name?……Cy……Cy?……Si……the pretty girl with you – your sister?……Si……Well, what’s her name?……Conchita Guadalupe Lolita Hernandez Gonzalez Clarita del Prado Romana Rosita Ramirez..….Conchita Guadalupe Lolita Hernandez Gonzalez Clarita del Prado Romana Rosita Ramirez?……Si…….Hmmm, what can I call her?……Sue……Sue?……Si……What does she do for a living?..….Sew……Sew?……Si – Now, cut that out!                                                The Jack Benny Radio and TV Shows.

“The trouble with me is that for a long time I have just been an I person. All people belong to a WE except me. Not to belong to a WE makes you lonesome.” Frankie Addams;                                                                                                                              MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Carson McCullers.                                 

”Bolt the door, Maria.”                         THE HEIRESS (1949); Olivia de Havilland.

“It seem we stood and talked like this before; we looked at each other in the same way then; but I can’t remember where or when; the clothes you’re wearing are the clothes you wore; the smile you are smiling you were smiling then; But I can’t remember where or when…                                                                                                              WHERE OR WHEN; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers.

“When I die just let me lie; In the old Churchyard; Under the starlit sky; At peace with God…..When I die let no one weep; For me a single day; Wild flowers will a vigil keep, Until eternity…..When I die I’ll know no fear; But look to him above; And meet Him, face to face, For God is love”       VAGARIES & MEMORIES; Allen Douglas Latane.