Tennessee Williams Quotes

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Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching. -Tennessee Williams
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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. -Tennessee Williams
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Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other. -Tennessee Williams
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All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress. -Tennessee Williams
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We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. -Tennessee Williams
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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. -Tennessee Williams
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The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. -Tennessee Williams
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For time is the longest distance between two places. -Tennessee Williams
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Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families. -Tennessee Williams
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The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite! -Tennessee Williams
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But I think the spirit of man is a good adversary -Tennessee Williams
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Sometimes I think that a vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with -Tennessee Williams
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There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. -Tennessee Williams
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Luck is believing you're lucky. -Tennessee Williams
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Maybe they weren't punks at all, but New York drama critics. -Tennessee Williams
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There is time for departure even when theres no certain place to go. -Tennessee Williams
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Funerals are pretty compared to death -Tennessee Williams
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What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains. -Tennessee Williams
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Devils can be driven out of the heart by the touch of a hand on a hand, or a mouth on a mouth -Tennessee Williams
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Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person. -Tennessee Williams
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Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. -Tennessee Williams
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We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. -Tennessee Williams
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Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind -Tennessee Williams
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Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life -Tennessee Williams
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When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing. -Tennessee Williams
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Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense. -Tennessee Williams
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Hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding. -Tennessee Williams
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I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding. -Tennessee Williams
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Morning can always be counted on to bring us back to a more realistic level. -Tennessee Williams
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We live on two levels ... the realistic level and the fantastic level, and which is the real one, really? -Tennessee Williams
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Time goes by so fast. Nothin' can outrun it. Death commences too early--almost before you're half-acquainted with life--you meet the other. -Tennessee Williams
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An artist must believe in himself. Your belief is contagious. Others may say he is vain, but they are affected. -Tennessee Williams
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A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. -Tennessee Williams
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Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question. -Tennessee Williams
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I think time is a merciless thing. I think life is a process of burning oneself out and time is the fire that burns you. -Tennessee Williams
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There is only one true aristocracy . . . and that is the aristocracy of passionate souls! -Tennessee Williams
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I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty per cent illusion, but when a thing is important I tell the truth. - Blanche Scene II -Tennessee Williams
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If I got rid of my demons, I'd lose my angels. -Tennessee Williams
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A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages. -Tennessee Williams
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All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent -Tennessee Williams
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