A Streetcar Named Desire: Top Ten Quotes

“I’m not young and vulnerable any more.”
Blanche speaking to Stanley, Scene 2
“He acts like an animal, has an animal’s habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one!Blanche speaking about Stanley, Scene 4.
“In some kinds of people some tenderer feelings have had some little beginning! That we have to make grow! And cling to, and hold as our flag!”Blanche speaking to Stella, Scene 4
“And men don’t want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.”Blanche speaking to Stella, Scene 5
“And then the searchlight which had been turned on the world was turned off again and never for one moment since has there been any light that’s stronger than this—kitchen—candle.”
Blanche speaking about the effect on her of her husband’s suicide, Scene 6
“I don’t want realism. I want magic!”Blanche speaking to Mitch, Scene 9
“Never inside, I didn’t lie in my heart.”Blanche speaking to Mitch, Scene 9
“You’re not clean enough to bring in the house with my mother.”
Mitch speaking to Blanche, Scene 9
“We’ve had this date with each other from the beginning!”
Stanley speaking to Blanche as he carries her to the bed, Scene 10
“Whoever you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
Blanche speaking to the Doctor, Scene 11