6+ quotes from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

Quotes from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Stephen Crane ·  92 pages

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“The man had arrived at that stage of drunkenness where affection is felt for the universe.”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


“The girl, Maggie, blossomed in a mud puddle.”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


“To her the earth was composed of hardships and insults. She felt instant admiration for a man who openly defied it. She thought that if the grim angel of death should clutch his heart, Pete would shrug his shoulders and say, "Oh, ev'ryt'ing goes."

She anticipated that he would come again shortly. She spent some of her week's pay in the purchase of flowered cretonne for a lambrequin. She made it with infinite care, and hung it to the slightly careening mantel over the stove in the kitchen. She studied it with painful anxiety from different points in the room. She wanted it to look well on Sunday night when, perhaps, Jimmie's friend would come. On Sunday night, however, Pete did not appear.

Afterwards the girl looked at it with a sense of humiliation. She was now convinced that Pete was superior to admiration for lambrequins.”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


“Nevertheless, he had, on a certain star-lit evening, said wonderingly and quite reverently: "Deh moon looks like hell, don't it?”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


“She thinks my name is Freddie, you know, but of course it ain't. I
always tell these people some name like that, because if they got onto
your right name they might use it sometime. Understand?”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


“Formidable women, with uncombed hair and disordered dress, gossiped while leaning on railings, or screamed in frantic quarrels.”
― Stephen Crane, quote from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


About the author

Stephen Crane
Born place: in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
Born date November 1, 1871
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