" Not one gentlemen caller? It can't be true! There must be a flood, there must have been a tornado!"
" It isn't a flood, it's not a tornado, Mother. I'm just not popular like you were in Blue Mountain. . ."
"Oh! I felt so weak I could barely keep on my feet! I had to sit down while they got me a glass of water! Fifty dollars' tuition, all of our plans-my hopes and ambitions for you-just gone up the sprout, just gone up the sprout like that".
"You're going to listen, and no more insolence from you! I'm at the end of my patience!
" What do you think I'm at? Aren't I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother?...
"Mother. I-I apologize, Mother. I'm sorry for what I said, for everything that I said, I didn't mean it".
" My devotion has made me a witch and so I make myself hateful to my children!"
"I don't see why you have to think at all."
" Oh, Tom, Tom, Tom, of course I have to make a fuss!"