Margaret Edson Quotes

Margaret Edson Quotes

“Now is a time for, dare I say it, kindness. I thought being extremely smart would take care of it. But I see I have been found out.”

“……, but as I am a scholar I feel obliged to document what it is  here, most of the time, between the dramatic climaxes. In truth it is  this: You cannot imagine how time can be so still. It hangs. It weighs, and yet there is so little of it. It goes so slowly and it is so scarce. If I was writing this scene it would last a full 15 minutes. I would lie here and you would sit there.”

“My only defense is the acquisition of vocabulary.”

“It is not my intention to give away the plot; but I think I die at the end.”

“The attention was flattering. For the first five minutes. Now I know how poems feel.”

“You cannot imagine how time … can be … so still.             It hangs. It weighs. And yet there is so little of it.             It goes so slowly, and yet it is so scarce.”

“If poysonous mineralls, and if that tree, Whose fruit threw death on else immortall us, If lecherous goats, if serpents envious Cannot be damn’d; Alas; why should I bee? Why should intent or reason, borne in mee, Make sinnes, else equall, in mee, more heinous? And mercy being easie, ’and glorious To God, in his sterne wrath, why threatens hee? But who am I, that dare dispute with thee? O God, Oh! of thine onely worthy blood, And my teares, make a heavenly Lethean flood, And drowne in it my sinnes blacke memorie. That thou remember them, some claime as debt, I thinke it mercy, if thou wilt forget.”

Margaret Edson Quotes

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