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Tennessee Williams Quotes: "A drinking man's someone who wants to forget he isn't still young and believing"

A drinking man's someone who wants to forget he isn't still young and believing




Tennessee Williams Quotes: "People go to the movies instead of moving."

People go to the movies instead of moving.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness."

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter."

Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter.




Tennessee Williams Quotes: "The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job."

The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages."

A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Ignorance of mortality is a comfort."

Ignorance of mortality is a comfort.




Tennessee Williams Quotes: "A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace."

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Mendacity is a system that we live in, " declares Brick. "Liquor is one way out an'death's the other."

Mendacity is a system that we live in, " declares Brick. "Liquor is one way out an'death's the other.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "...the human animal is a selfish beast..."

...the human animal is a selfish beast...



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "In memory everything seems to happen to music."

In memory everything seems to happen to music.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "All good art is an indiscretion."

All good art is an indiscretion.




Tennessee Williams Quotes: "He was always running or bounding, never just walking. He seemed always at the point of defeating the law of gravity."

He was always running or bounding, never just walking. He seemed always at the point of defeating the law of gravity.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "To you, whoever you are, when I am gone — remember to be kind tonight to some lonely person. For me."

To you, whoever you are, when I am gone — remember to be kind tonight to some lonely person. For me.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "-The little comfort of love?-Is that comfort so little?-Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for."

-The little comfort of love?-Is that comfort so little?-Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Revolution begins in putting on bright colors."

Revolution begins in putting on bright colors.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels."

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



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Of course, you were crowned with laurel in the beginning, your gold hair was wreathed with laurel, but the gold is thinning and the laurel has withered. Face it – pitiful monster."

Of course, you were crowned with laurel in the beginning, your gold hair was wreathed with laurel, but the gold is thinning and the laurel has withered. Face it – pitiful monster.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "I go to the movies because – I like adventure. Adventure is something I don’t have much of at work, so I go to the movies."

I go to the movies because – I like adventure. Adventure is something I don’t have much of at work, so I go to the movies.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other."

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "When things don't change, their sameness becomes an accretion. That is why all society puts on flesh. Succumbs to the cubicles and begins to fill them."

When things don't change, their sameness becomes an accretion. That is why all society puts on flesh. Succumbs to the cubicles and begins to fill them.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "I know! WHY! – Am I so catty? – Cause I’m consumed with envy an’ eaten up with longing? –"

I know! WHY! – Am I so catty? – Cause I’m consumed with envy an’ eaten up with longing? –



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see each other in"

Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see each other in



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Security is a kind of death."

Security is a kind of death.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going."

Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "When I stop [working] the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm working."

When I stop [working] the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm working.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "It's interesting, isn't it? . . . the chandelier . . . it reminds me of mushroom soup."

It's interesting, isn't it? . . . the chandelier . . . it reminds me of mushroom soup.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Success and failure are equally disastrous."

Success and failure are equally disastrous.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else."

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



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins for life."

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins for life.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "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."

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.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "You'll be surprised how infinitely merciful they [these tablets] are. The prescription number is 96814. I think of it as the telephone number of God!"

You'll be surprised how infinitely merciful they [these tablets] are. The prescription number is 96814. I think of it as the telephone number of God!



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "What's talent but the ability to get away with something?"

What's talent but the ability to get away with something?



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing."

When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life."

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent"

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "The future is called "perhaps " which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you."

The future is called "perhaps " which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "...love, all at once and much, much too completely. It's like you suddenly turn a blinding light on something that had always been half a shadow..."

...love, all at once and much, much too completely. It's like you suddenly turn a blinding light on something that had always been half a shadow...



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken."

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "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."

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.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "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..."

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...



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.--Blanche Dubois"

Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.--Blanche Dubois



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it."

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



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "For time is the longest distance between two places."

For time is the longest distance between two places.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory."

Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "In human character, simplicity doesn't exist except among simpletons."

In human character, simplicity doesn't exist except among simpletons.



Tennessee Williams Quotes: "I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding."

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