Fences

by: August Wilson

Act Two: Scene One

Quotes Act Two: Scene One
BONO: I see where you and that Tallahassee gal . . . that Alberta . . . I see where you all done got tight. . . . I see where you be laughing and joking with her all the time.
TROY: Hell, you know me . . . I wasn’t out there looking for nothing. You can’t find a better woman than Rose. I know that. But it seems like this woman just stuck onto me where I can’t shake her loose. I done wrestled with it, tried to throw her off me . . . but she just stuck on tighter. Now she’s stuck on for good.
TROY: Rose! . . . I don’t know how to say this. (Pause.) I can’t explain it none. It just sort of grows on you till it gets out of hand. It starts out a little bush . . . and the next thing you know it’s a whole forest. . . . I’m talking, woman, let me talk. I’m trying to find a way to tell you . . . I’m gonna be a daddy. I’m gonna be somebody’s daddy.
ROSE: All of a sudden it’s “we.” Where was “we” at when you was down there rolling around with some god-forsaken woman? “We” should have come to an understanding before you started making a damn fool of yourself. You’re a day late and a dollar short when it comes to an understanding with me.