Marsha Norman

«Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is writing about you.»

Marsha Norman


«The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart.»

Marsha Norman


«Family is just accident, Jessie. It's nothing personal, hon. They don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are.»

Marsha Norman


«I see it on his face. I hear it when he talks. We look out at the world and we see the same thing: Not Fair. And the only difference between us is Ricky's out there trying to get even. And he knows not trust anybody and he got it straight from me. And he knows not to try and get work, and guess where he got that. He walks around like there's loose boards in the floor, and you know who laid that floor, I did.»

Marsha Norman


«Jesus was a suicide, if you ask me.»

Marsha Norman