All my sons – Five Quotes for Each Character Essay

Joe Keller:

-” In my day , either you were a lawyer, or a doctor or you worked in a shop.”

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-“For you, Kate, for both of you, that’s all I ever lived for…”

-“Chris, I did it for you, it was a chance I took for you.”

-“I’m in business, a man is in business; a hundred and twenty cracked, your out of business.”

-“Chris, the whole shootin’ match is for you!”

Kate Keller

-” He’s coming back, and everybody has got to wait.”

-“As long as you live that boy will be alive, that boy is alive. God does not let a son be killed by his father.”

-“Because if he’s not coming back, then ill kill myself!”

-“To his dying day he will wait for his brother!”

-“Nothing. You have nothing to say. Now I say.”

Chris Keller:

-” I know all about the world. I know all the crap story.”

-“They didn’t die; they killed themselves for each other. I mean that exactly; a little more selfish and they’d have been here today.”

-“I know a lot of people think my father is guilty, and I assumed there might be some question in your mind.”

-“I’m not afraid of the answer. I know the answer”

-“then I don’t belong here”

Ann Deever

-“Joe, you owe him nothing.”

-“There’s no life for me that way.”

-“Chris I don’t ask you to do anything about Joe”

-“I wont let him go. You tell him what he’s got to do…”

-“But hell say anything George. You know how quick he can lie.”

George Deever

-“Because his father destroyed our family.”

-“Your dad took everything we had.”

-“Everything they have is covered in blood.”

-“You heard her say it, he’s never been sick!”

-“it’s everything, Joe. It’s his soul.

Dr Jim Bayliss

-“I would love to help humanity on a Warner Brothers salary.”

-“These private little revolutions always die. The compromise is made.”

-“And know I live in the usual darkness; I cant find myself: its even hard to remember what kind of a man I wanted to be.”

-“Kate is in bad shape, you can’t explode this in front of her.”

-“you know why he’s here, don’t try to kid it awat”

Sue Bayliss

-“It seems to me that for 10 dollars you could hold his hand.”

-“He spends so much time here they’ll be charging him a rent.”

-“Research pays 25 dollars a week minus laundering the hair shirt.”

-“I don’t see why you should have a problem.”

-“it’s very unusual to me, marrying the brother of your sweetheart.”

Frank Lubbey

-“The greatest men who ever lived believed in the stars.”

-“But the odds are a million to one that a man wont die on his favourable day.”

-“And your trouble is that you don’t believe in anything.”

-“Larry was reported missing on the twenty-fifth, right?”

-“That’s what you ought to do; you could help humanity, instead of -“


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