Quotation Explorer - 'Thornton Wilder'

Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder. - Thornton Wilder
Life is an unbroken succession of false situations. - Thornton Wilder
So - people a thousand years from now...This is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying. - Thornton Wilder
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. - Thornton Wilder
And at once he sacrificed everything to it, if it can be said we ever sacrifice anything save what we know we can never attain, or what some secret wisdom tells us it would be uncomfortable or saddening to possess. - Thornton Wilder
Wherever you come near the human race there's layers and layers of nonsense. - Thornton Wilder
Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. - Thornton Wilder
Wherever you get near the human race, there's just layers and layers of nonsense. - Thornton Wilder
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. - Thornton Wilder
Every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment to moment on the razor edge of danger and must be fought for. - Thornton Wilder
If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good - Thornton Wilder
Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners - your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards - who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute. - Thornton Wilder
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