Quotes by Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

American writer and playwright

Alive from: 1897-1975

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so.
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    The best thing about animals is they don't talk much.
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    The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.
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    The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
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    The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
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    The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, ''Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.'' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wish
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    The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ''Behold! These things are.'' Yet most dramatists employ it to say: ''This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.''
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    There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
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    We can only be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
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    When you're at war, you think about a better life; when you're at peace you think about a more comfortable one.
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    Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.
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    Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
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