Tennessee Williams quote about women from A Streetcar Named Desire - After all, a woman's charm is fifty per cent illusion
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After all, a woman's charm is fifty per cent illusion
 Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). copy citation

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Author Tennessee Williams
Source A Streetcar Named Desire
Topic women illusion charm
Date 1947
Language English
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Weblink http://www.metropolitancollege.com/Streetcar.pdf

Context

“STANLEY: Don't play so dumb. You know what!
BLANCHE [she puts the atomizer on the table]: All right. Cards on the table. That suits me. [She turns to Stanley.] I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty per cent illusion, but when a thing is important I tell the truth, and this is the truth: I haven't cheated my sister or you or anyone else as long as I have lived.
STANLEY: Where's the papers? In the trunk?
BLANCHE: Everything that I own is in that trunk. [Stanley crosses to the trunk, shoves it roughly open and begins to open compartments.]
BLANCHE:” source

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