Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th-century American drama.

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We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.

To be free is to have achieved your life.

We all live in a house on fire no fire department to call, no way out just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped locked in it.

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life even in one's own character to himself.

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

All good art is an indiscretion.

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.

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

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.

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

Death is one moment and life is so many of them.

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

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.

Life is an unanswered question but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

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