Tennessee Williams quote about rain from A Streetcar Named Desire - Don't you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour—but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands—and who knows what to do with it?
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Don't you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour—but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands—and who knows what to do with it?
 Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). copy citation

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Author Tennessee Williams
Source A Streetcar Named Desire
Topic rain eternity afternoon
Date 1947
Language English
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Weblink http://www.metropolitancollege.com/Streetcar.pdf

Context

“It's temperamental? [It flares] Ah!—thank you. [He starts away again] Hey! [He turns again, still more uncertainly. She goes close to him] Uh—what time is it?
YOUNG MAN: Fifteen of seven, ma'am. BLANCHE: So late? Don't you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour—but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands—and who knows what to do with it? [She touches his shoulders.] You—uh—didn't get wet in the rain?
YOUNG MAN: No, ma'am. I stepped inside.
BLANCHE: In a drug store? And had a soda?” source

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