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Glen or Glenda

Glen or Glenda quotes

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Dr. Alton/Narrator
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Scientist


View Quote Barbara: Once, long ago, just after we started going steady together, we promised we'd never lie to each other. Are we gonna start now, just because we're engaged to be married?
View Quote Glen/Glenda: My mind's in a muddle, like in a think fog. I can't make sense to myself sometimes. I thought I could stop wearing these things. I tried, honestly I tried. I haven't had a stitch of them on for nearly two weeks until tonight. Then I couldn't stand it any more. I had to put them on or go out of my mind. I'm afraid I'll lose her. I don't want that to happen because I really love her.
View Quote Johnny: Our whole existence is one big problem after another.
View Quote Alton: I've always heard you to be a hard-hearted policeman, Inspector.
Warren: Isn't that what's thought of most policemen? The laws are written, the policeman is hired to see that those laws are enforced. We have a job to do, as in most jobs there is always someone who doesn't want that job to be done. In most factories today, the employer has put up suggestion boxes. Even the employer needs advice once in a while. I think in the case we're referring to, I need advice. Maybe it shouldn't have happened as it did. Perhaps the next time we can prevent it.
Alton: Let's get our stories straight. You're referring to the suicide of the transvestite?
Warren: If that's the word you men of medical science use for a man who wears women's clothing, yes.
Alton: Yes, in cold, technical language, that's the word. As unfriendly and as vicious as it may sound. However in actuality it's not an unfriendly word, not is it vicious when you know the people to whom it pertains.
View Quote Alton: Therefore two entirely different cases, handled in two entirely different ways have a happy ending.
Warren: Yeah, those two. But what of the hundreds of other less fortunate Glens, the world over?
Scientist: Yes. But what of the others, less fortunate Glens, the world over? Oh, snips and snails and puppy dog tails.
View Quote Barbara: Should I let him continue to wear girls' clothing, or should I put my foot down?
Alton: If you put your foot down he'd only go behind closed doors. Love is the only answer.
View Quote Glen: G'night.
Barbara: That's the sixth time you've said goodnight.
Glen: I guess it is.
View Quote Glen: My sister let me borrow her dress.
Father: You want to borrow your sister's dress?! What for?
Glen: I want to wear it the Halloween Party.
Father: There are names for boys who go around wearing girls' clothes.
Mother: Oh, don't be silly Darling. You go ahead and wear your sister's dress, Glen. You always did look much better as a girl than you do as a man.
Narrator: Glen did wear the dress to the Halloween party. He even took first prize. Then one day it wasn't Halloween any longer.
View Quote Narrator: One might say, there but for the grace of God go I. Why is a modern world shocked by this headline? Why? Once, not so very long ago, people were saying:
Woman: Airplanes...ha! Why it's against the Creator's will. If the Creator wanted us to fly, he'd have given us wings.
Narrator: But we fly. Maybe some of you remember an even sillier remark:
Man: Automobiles? Ah...they scare the horses. If'n the Creator hadda meant for us to roll around the countryside, we'd have been born with wheels.
Narrator: Silly? Certainly. We were not born with wings, we were not born with wheels. But in the modern world of today it's an accepted fact that we must have them. So we have corrected that which nature has not given us. Strangely enough, nature has given us all these things, we just had to learn how to put nature's elements together for our use, that's all. Yet the world is shocked by a sex change.
Woman: If the Creator had wanted us to fly, he'd have given us wings.
Man: If the Creator hadda meant us to roll around the countryside, we'd have been born with wheels.
Young Woman: If the Creator had meant us to be boys, we certainly would have been born boys.
Young Man: If the Creator had meant us to be girls, we certainly would have been born girls.
Narrator: Are we sure? Nature makes mistakes, it's proven everyday. This person is a transvestite. A man who is more comfortable wearing women's clothing. The term transvestite is the name given by medical science to those persons who wear the clothing of the opposite sex. The title of this can only be labelled Behind Locked Doors. Give this man satin undies, a dress, a sweater and a skirt, or even the lounging outfit he has on, and he's the happiest individual in the world. He can work better, think better, he can play better, and he can be more of a credit to his community and his government because he is happy. These things are his comfort. But why the wig and makeup? He dares to enter the street dressed in the clothes he so much desires to wear. But only if he really appears female. The long hair, the makeup, the clothing, the actual contours of a girl. Most transvestites do not want to change their life, their bodies, many of them simply want to change the clothing they wear to that as worn by the opposite sex.
View Quote Sheila: When things like this go wrong with someone so close, and in your own family, it's so hard to believe.
Friend: It's not really hard to believe, it's just hard for you to accept!
Sheila: Well of course it's hard for me to accept! Suppose I were to come home with Roy or one of my other boyfriends some night, and find Glen like I did last night.
Friend: Yeah...that would be hard to explain.
Sheila: That's the understatement of the year. Just how does one go introducing your friends to your brother when Brother's wearing you best sweater, your skirt, and makeup to boot?!
View Quote Warren: I'd like to hear the story to the fullest.
Alton: Only the infinity of the depths of a man's mind can really tell the story.
Scientist: Dr. Alton. A young man who is...speaks the words of the all-wise. No one can really tell the story. Mistakes are made. But there is no mistaking the thoughts in a man's mind. The story...is begun...
View Quote Warren: Then the way I get it, this Glen and the character he created, much as an author creates a character in a book, was invented as a love object, to take the place of the love he never received in his early youth, through lack of it from his parents. The character was created and dressed, and lives the life the author designs for him to live, and dies only when the author wants him to die.
Alton: Correct, except that for the character Glenda to die the elements must be right.
View Quote Always the same. He's not had the nerve to tell her. But he must soon come to some conclusion or forget the marriage. Should he tell Barbara of his Glenda now, before the wedding, or hit her between the eyes with it after, when it might be too late for either of them. The world is a strange place to live in. All those cars, all going someplace, all carrying humans, which are carrying out their lives. The world is shocked by a person who changed his sex. Glenda is shocked also, but by another reason: Someone like her had the nerve to do something factual about their situation. There are so many problems for Glen and all the other Glens. Perhaps the fear of discovery of the underthings they wear beneath their regular outer clothing, or that which they wear during their nightly visit to Morpheus, God of Sleep.
View Quote Beware...beware! Beware of the big green dragon that sits on your doorstep. He eats little boys...puppy dog tails, and big, fat snails. Beware, take care....beware!
View Quote Glen and all the hundreds of thousands of other Glens across the nation face quite a problem. Glen is engaged to be married to Barbara, a lovely intelligent girl. The problem? Glenda, Glen's other self. The girl that he himself is, his other individual personality.