All The King's Men

Jack’s childhood friend and ex-girlfriend, Anne is a philanthropist in the Baton Rouge area who starts up an affair with Willie—she claims that she loves him, though after Willie’s death she repairs her relationship with Jack and eventually marries him, living with Jack and Jack’s “father,” the Scholarly Attorney, in Burden’s Landing.

Anne Stanton Quotes in All The King's Men

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Chapter 6 Quotes

I told him . . . I told him that if he wanted to do any good—really do any good—here was the time. And the way. To see that the Medical Center was run right.

Related Characters: Anne Stanton (speaker), Adam Stanton
Page Number: 369
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Chapter 7 Quotes

Don’t be silly . . . and don’t call me Jackie-Bird.
But you are Jackie-bird . . . .
Don’t you love me?
I love Jackie-Bird; poor Jackie-Bird.
God damn it, don’t you love me?
Yes . . . I do.

Related Characters: Jack Burden (speaker), Anne Stanton (speaker)
Page Number: 436
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Chapter 10 Quotes

. . . and soon we shall go out of the house and go into the convulsion of the world, out of history into history and the awful responsibility of Time.

Related Characters: Jack Burden (speaker), Anne Stanton
Page Number: 661
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Anne Stanton Character Timeline in All The King's Men

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...that the Burden name there is his family’s name, and that Jack’s friends, Adam and Anne Stanton, are also from Burden’s Landing. Willie tells Jack to direct Sugar-Boy to the Irwin... (full context)
Chapter 2
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...friends in 1930, just after Willie’s election and his being fired from the paper—Adam and Anne Stanton. Adam is a famous doctor in Louisiana, one of the most accomplished in the... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...is again reminded of his childhood memories: this time of a picnic he, Adam, and Anne had once when the three were teenagers. (full context)
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...out of the water and went ashore, but Jack was left with the memory of Anne’s beautiful face, floating in the water as Anne lay on her back, and of a... (full context)
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Jack then goes out and stands with Adam and Anne, who have joined him to see Willie speak—after the speech (which Jack does not describe)... (full context)
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...of the game, realizes he must drive to Burden’s Landing that weekend to talk to Anne and Adam about Irwin’s past—the three have decided to meet up and spend time together... (full context)
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Before Adam is set to arrive at the Stanton home, Burden is there with Anne, and though they horse around and build a fire, before long Jack loses patience and... (full context)
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...then tramps in, bringing his characteristic good cheer, and he doesn’t seem to sense that Anne and Jack have just had an argument. After welcoming Adam back to Burden’s Landing, Jack... (full context)
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...asks Jack why Jack wants to know this about Irwin, and Jack replies, again over Anne’s objection, that Willie wants to know. Adam seems also not to like Willie, thinking him... (full context)
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...can get his hands on. While overhearing this conversation, Jack gets a phone call from Anne, who tells him that she knows how Irwin got his money—he married a wealthy woman.... (full context)
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Jack sets about investigating to see if Anne’s claims are true. He goes to La Salle County, where a big part of the... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...were doing little to distract from his dream of becoming a big-time college football player. Anne’s project, meanwhile, attempting to gain state money for a Baton Rouge Children’s Home, had succeeded,... (full context)
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After Memphis, Burden returns to Baton Rouge with a message from Anne that she wishes to meet with him and discuss something with him. They go for... (full context)
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Anne is convinced that Adam should take the job, too, because she feels that Adam has... (full context)
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During the intense conversation between Anne and Jack, a policeman arrives and wonders what the commotion is—Jack talks back to the... (full context)
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Anne asks Burden a few days later to send her the Photostat of the letter Mortimer... (full context)
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Anne asks Burden to promise to show these materials to Irwin before making them public—to give... (full context)
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Burden then realizes something that has been bothering him since the night Anne asked to speak with him, and when the cop nearly arrested him—Anne had come to... (full context)
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...to Adam about the plans he is drawing up for the hospital, if Adam told Anne, before Burden did, that Willie had offered him the hospital job. Adam says that he... (full context)
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Jack has no idea that Willie and Anne are having an affair, but now his gut-feeling makes sense—Willie told Anne himself that he... (full context)
Chapter 7
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Burden is so upset at the news that Anne is having an affair with Willie, he takes off from Baton Rouge in his car... (full context)
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The summer after he turned 21, when Anne was 17, Burden returned home from the state university and lived in Burden’s Landing for... (full context)
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One day, after spending time together on a pier overlooking the bay, Burden and Anne kissed for the first time, and walked back to the Stanton house together holding hands.... (full context)
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Burden details the rest of the summer, which is a blur of events with Anne—the two become very close and physically intimate, although they do not fully consummate their love... (full context)
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Jack recalls another moment spent with Anne, when they were at a swimming pool—Anne dove in the pool, deep down, and Jack... (full context)
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But after those two days, as the summer is winding down, Anne and Jack did return to spending time together, and Jack recalls how, that second-to-last evening,... (full context)
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...downstairs. Jack panicked and, creating a diversion, walked downstairs to greet his mother and her guests—Anne came down a few minutes later, and Jack’s mother, drunk, never noticed that the two... (full context)
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Jack next saw Anne on his winter break, for ten days, and he remembers that the time they spent... (full context)
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Jack was aghast at the knowledge that Anne had “cheated” on him, but Anne admitted that she no longer felt loved by Jack,... (full context)
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...knows that he is bitter about Lois, that he has taken out his bitterness from Anne on her, and he apologizes to her, in his dream, for the pain he has... (full context)
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Jack quickly wraps up his story of Anne—she graduated college, returned to Burden’s Landing to care for her sick father, then when her... (full context)
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...mimic the endless rolling motion of the sea. He says that, because he never possessed Anne, though he loved her, he doesn’t understand why he can be angry at Willie for... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...Willie seems to understand that Burden was upset about finding out about Willie’s relationship with Anne, neither party mentions it, and Burden gets back to work in Willie’s office, believing that... (full context)
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Burden then finds out that, several weeks later, Adam and Anne are visited at Adam’s apartment in Baton Rouge by a man named Coffee, who, working... (full context)
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...to calm Adam down, but to no avail. He leaves the apartment and talks to Anne, who insists that Adam wants to prosecute Coffee and Larson for attempted bribery of a... (full context)
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Jack asks Anne why she began sleeping with Willie, and she says that she loves him, that she... (full context)
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...affair—Willie trusts these three, and does not anticipate any problems caused by his current mistress, Anne, just as no political problems have been caused by his other mistresses. (full context)
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The next large political problem that arises, though, has nothing to do with Anne, but rather to do with Tom, now in his second year as a student at... (full context)
Chapter 9
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The next day, Jack receives a frantic call from Anne, who says that Adam visited her the night before and called her a series of... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...Willie’s murder has died down somewhat, who could have been responsible for informing Adam of Anne’s affair with Willie. Jack senses that this information was perhaps deliberately relayed to Adam, in... (full context)
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...skips ahead, from 1939 into an undetermined future. Jack reveals that he has reconciled with Anne, who has also moved back to the Landing—they have begun a courtship again, and have... (full context)