Nick is a new professor at the college, in the biology department. Only twenty-eight years old, he is already highly accomplished—he earned his Master’s degree at the age of nineteen, and was a boxing champion in college. Young and ambitious, he provides a contrast to George, who is old and apparently unambitious. After a couple of drinks, however, Nick reveals that his life isn’t all it seems, when he admits that he didn’t marry Honey out of love.
Nick Quotes in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf quotes below are all either spoken by Nick or refer to Nick. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf published in 1983.).
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It was a hysterical pregnancy. She blew up, and then she went down.
Just before we got married, I developed…appendicitis…or everybody thought it was appendicitis…
Nick Character Timeline in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
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...party, and Honey praises Martha’s father as marvelous. George tries to condition Honey’s compliment, but Nick insists that he has found the parties very helpful in getting introduced to the college.... (full context)
...mill had heard of the boy’s mistaken order and began ordering “bergin” for themselves. At Nick’s prying, George tells what happened to the boy: the next summer, while driving with his... (full context)
...Virginia Woolf,” and then returns with the ice bucket and says some unintelligible remark to Nick, which Nick brushes off. George offers drinks to Nick and Martha and says that he... (full context)
...am, but he absorbs himself nonetheless in his book. She tells George that she and Nick will just amuse themselves. George distractedly endorses her plan. When she tells her husband that... (full context)
...asserting that there’s only one man in her life that has ever made her happy—George. Nick is incredulous, but Martha gives an elegant, if contradictory, defense of her love: “George who... (full context)
...porcupine and drove straight into a… Martha cuts him off before he can finish, furious. Nick mutters “Oh my God,” and Martha continues yelling at George. George speaks coldly about the... (full context)
...forth, her yelling “He is our child!” and him yelling “And I have killed him!” Nick quietly announces that he thinks he understands what’s going on. George explains that Martha broke... (full context)