Tennessee Williams

United States playwright (1911-1983)

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A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.
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!
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Life is an unanswered question, but let's believe in the dignity and important of the question.
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.
Make voyages - Attempt them - there's nothing else...
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
Security is a kind of death.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny.
There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Time rushes toward us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
You can be young without money but you can't be old without it.
You've got many refinements. I don't think you need to worry about your failure at long division. I mean, after all, you got through short division, and short division is all that a lady ought to be called on to cope with.

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