Tennessee Williams Quotes


 
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Best 34 Quotes by Tennessee Williams – Page 1 of 2

“All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.”

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”

“Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.”

“Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.”

“I suppose I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”

“We're all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.”

“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”

“You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.”

A Streetcar Named Desire Quotes

“Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“I don't want realism. I want magic!”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Oh, you can't describe someone you're in love with!”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Physical beauty is passing - a transitory possession - but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart - I have all these things - aren't taken away but grow! Increase with the years!”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Show me a person who hasn't known any sorrow and I'll show you a superficial.”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Some things are not forgiveable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgiveable. It is the most unforgiveable thing in my opinion, and the one thing in which I have never, ever been guilty.”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“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.”

A Streetcar Named Desire

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“I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of N*grohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it.

Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”


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Camino Real Quotes

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.”

Camino Real

“There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.”

Camino Real

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Quotes

“I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?”

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? I wish I knew... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can...”

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Conversations with Tennessee Williams Quotes

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”

Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Memoirs Quotes

“Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

Memoirs

Sweet Bird of Youth Quotes

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.”

Sweet Bird of Youth

The Glass Menagerie Quotes

“All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be.”

The Glass Menagerie

“Being disappointed is one thing and being discouraged is something else. I am disappointed but I am not discouraged.”

The Glass Menagerie

“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.”

The Glass Menagerie

“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”

The Glass Menagerie

“People go to the movies instead of moving.”

The Glass Menagerie

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”

The Glass Menagerie

“Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.”

The Glass Menagerie

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“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”


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