vineri , 22 septembrie 2017

„Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: 13 quotes that are still relevant

„Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” movie poster. The film was directed by Richard Brooks, in 1958 / photo

Tennessee William’s iconic play, and his personal favorite, „Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a story that zooms into some of the most universal themes. The play examines avarice and lust for material accumulation, superficiality, mendacity, pride, love and desire, and death, which determines this whole series of events.

„Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1955, and gained phenomenal success along the years as a cinematic adaptation. Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, and Burl Ives as „Big Daddy,” the motion picture remains a piece of cinematographic art. Many of the lines deserve to be remembered, as they are as relevant today as they’ve ever been.

Here are the ones that got our attention.

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Laws of silence don’t work… When something is festering in your memory or your imagination, laws of silence don’t work, it’s just 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….”

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I’m not good. I don’t know why people have to pretend to be good, nobody’s good.

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When marriage goes on the rocks, the rocks are there. (pats the bed)

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What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room? There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity!

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A family crisis brings out the best and the worst in every member of the family.

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You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.

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You got pain – at least you know you’re alive.

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Sometimes I wish I had a pill to make people disappear.

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The human animal is a beast that must die. If he’s got money, he buys and buys and buys everything he can, in the crazy hope one of those things will be life-everlasting, which it can never be.

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The truth, the truth! Everybody keeps hollering about the truth. Well, the truth is as dirty as lies!

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Why is it so damn hard for people to talk?

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Time goes by so fast. Nothin’ can outrun it. Death commences too early–almost before you’re half-acquainted with life–you meet the other.

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I’ve got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?

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