Quotes by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

American playwright

Alive from: 1911-1983

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
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    I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
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    All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
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    All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
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    Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.
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    Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
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    Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones!
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    For time is the longest distance between two places.
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    I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
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    I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
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    In memory everything seems to happen to music.
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    It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
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    Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
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    Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
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    Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
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