The Pillowman Quotes

Martin McDonagh
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I’m just tired of everybody round here using their shitty childhoods to justify their own shitty behavior, My dad was a violent alcoholic. Am I a violent alcoholic? Yes I am, but that was my personal choice. I freely admit it.
-- Tupolski (Act 3, Scene 1)

Importance: This quote is important because it shows Tupolski's philosophy on life. He believes every adult is responsible for their own actions.

My parents were funny people.
-- Katurian (Act 1, Scene 1)

Importance: This quote is important because it is one of the only times in which Katurian speaks about his parents. He uses humor in order to cover up the vast pain he has carried with him since learning the truth about his parents.

Katurian. I am a high-ranking police officer in a totalitarian fucking dictatorship. What are you doing taking my word about anything?
-- Tupolski (Act 1, Scene 1)

Importance: This quote is important because it shows the nature of the state in which the play takes place. Tupolski...

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