DEATH OF A SALESMAN QUOTES WITH PAGE NUMBERS

“The jungle is dark but full of diamonds.” – (Act I, Page 21)

“After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive.” – (Act I, Page 35)

“The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell.” – (Act I, Page 35)

“Nothing’s planted. I don’t have a thing in the ground.” – (Act I, Page 41)

“When a deposit bottle is broken, you don’t get your nickel back.” – (Act I, Page 43)

“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.” – (Act I, Page 78)

“The woods are burning.” – (Act I, Page 82)

“Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be, what I don’t want to be?” – (Act II, Page 85)

“Why did you ever do that? Helpless! Willy!” – (Act II, Page 97)

“We never told the truth for ten minutes in this house.” – (Act II, Page 117)

“They don’t need me in New York. I’m the New England man. I’m vital in New England.” – (Act II, Page 123)

“I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want. ‘Cause what could be more satisfying than to be able to go, at the age of eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities, and pick up a phone, and be remembered and loved and helped by so many different people?” – (Act II, Page 128)

“You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away – a man is not a piece of fruit!” – (Act II, Page 134)

“Funny, y’know? After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive.” – (Act II, Page 139)

“He had all the wrong dreams. All, all wrong.” – (Act II, Page 139)

“A great man is coming.” – (Act II, Page 150)

“I’m nothing! Can’t you understand that? There’s no spite in it any more. I’m just what I am, that’s all.” – (Act II, Page 153)

“I made the last payment on the house today. Today, dear. And there’ll be nobody home. We’re free and clear.” – (Act II, Page 157)

“You don’t understand. Willy was a salesman. And for a salesman, there’s no rock bottom to the life.” – (Act II, Page 162)

“He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine.” – (Act II, Page 162)

“The jungle is dark but full of diamonds.” – (Act II, Page 171)

“You end up worth more dead than alive.” – (Requiem, Page 199)

“He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong.” – (Requiem, Page 199)

“You can’t just come to see me, because I love him… If anyone has got to come for her, let him come now!” – (Requiem, Page 201)

“I’ve got nothing to give him. I can’t give him anything.” – (Requiem, Page 202)

“You were his friend. Then what are you doin’ here?” – (Requiem, Page 204)

“Funerals are always gloomy… somebody dying. But a salesman, man, somebody who’s Willy, and everything he wanted to accomplish…” – (Requiem, Page 204)

“I’m gonna show you and everybody else that Willy Loman did not die in vain.” – (Requiem, Page 207)

“Why shouldn’t he talk to himself, Ben? Sometimes it’s wise, you know?” – (Requiem, Page 208)

“He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong.” – (Requiem, Page 209)