Quotation Explorer - 'Tennessee Williams'

There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams
Security is a kind of death. - Tennessee Williams
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. - Tennessee Williams
There's a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams
You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it. - Tennessee Williams
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with. - Tennessee Williams
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing. - Tennessee Williams
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. - Tennessee Williams
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
I don't mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don't regard a home as a...well, as a place, a building...a house...of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can...well, nest. - Tennessee Williams
Success and failure are equally disastrous. - Tennessee Williams
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams
Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else... - Tennessee Williams
The last we heard of him was a picture postcard from Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, containing a message of two words: "Hello - Goodbye!" and no address. - Tennessee Williams
Revolution begins in putting on bright colors. - Tennessee Williams
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. - Tennessee Williams
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. - Tennessee Williams
-The little comfort of love?-Is that comfort so little?-Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for. - Tennessee Williams
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent - Tennessee Williams
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
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. - Tennessee Williams
Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see each other in life."[As quoted in Elia Kazan's autobiography, A Life (1988)] - Tennessee Williams
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
We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal. - Tennessee Williams
You have a spark of anarchy in your spirit and that's not to be tolerated. Nothing wild or honest is tolerated her! It has to be extinguished... - Tennessee Williams
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. - Tennessee Williams
You said, 'They’re harmless dreamers and they’re loved by the people.' 'What,' I asked you, 'is harmless about a dreamer, and what,' I asked you, 'is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. - Tennessee Williams
I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty percent illusion. - Tennessee Williams
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead. - Tennessee Williams
Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. - Tennessee Williams
The apartment faces an alley and is entered by a fire-escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation. - Tennessee Williams
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