Friday, July 9, 2010

Quotes: Small Town (7)

Small town     279         "As she went dragging through the prickly-hot street she reflected that a citizen of Gopher Prairie does not have jests—he has a jest…for five winters Lyman Cass had remarked, 'Fair to middlin’ chilly—get worse before it gets better'…fifty times had Sam Clark called to her, 'Where’d you steal that hat?' ” Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Small town     310         "Miles looked steadily at the three women: 'You’re too late…can’t do nothing now; Bea’s always kind of hoped that you folks would come see her…wanted to have a chance and be friends…used to sit waiting for somebody to knock…seen her sitting here, waiting…oh, you ain’t worth god-damning.'  He shut the door." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

33. Small town     327        " …the back-slapping jocosity that passes for humor here." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Small town     327         "Gopher Prairie with its celebrated eleven miles of cement walk…I wonder how much of the cement is made out of the tombstones of John Keatses?" Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Small town     333         "Tennis was well spoken of in Gopher Prairie and almost never played." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

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