1914-1983, American Dramatist
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
Tennessee Williams – [Elegance]

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
Tennessee Williams – [Frankness]

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
Tennessee Williams – [God]

Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.
Tennessee Williams – [Bohemia]

Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Tennessee Williams – [Suffering]

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!
Tennessee Williams – [Sincerity]

For time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams – [Time and Time Management]

I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
Tennessee Williams – [Sensitivity]

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
Tennessee Williams – [Motivation]

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams – [Strangers]

In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Tennessee Williams – [Memory]

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
Tennessee Williams – [Creativity]

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams – [Memory]

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.
Tennessee Williams – [Success]

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
Tennessee Williams – [Lies and Lying]

Oh, Jacques, we're used to each other, we're a pair of captive hawks caught in the same cage, and so we've grown used to each other. That's what passes for love at this dim, shadowy end of the Camino Real.
Tennessee Williams – [Love]

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams – [Success]

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
Tennessee Williams – [Brotherhood]

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
Tennessee Williams – [Hypocrisy]

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams – [Change]

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