Tennessee Williams Quotes

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Tennessee Williams Quotes

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
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A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.

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What on earth can you do on this earth but catch at whatever comes near you, with both your fingers, until your fingers are broken?

— 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.

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The different people are not like other people, but being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Because other people are not such wonderful people. They're one hundred times one thousand. You're one times one! They walk all over the earth. You just stay here.

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When I had that attack of pleurosis - he asked me what was the matter when I came back. I said pleurosis - he thought that I said Blue Roses! So that's what he always called me after that. Whenever he saw me, he'd holler, Hello, Blue Roses!

— Tennessee Williams

This was a respect in which he paid due homage to the wise old spirit of the late Emiel Kroger, that romantically practical Teuton who used to murmur to Pablo, between sleeping and waking, a sort of incantation that went like his: Sometimes you will find it and other times you won't find it and the times you don't find it are the times when you have got to be careful. Those are the times when you have got to remember that other times you will find it, not this time but the next time, or the time after that, and then you've got to be able to go home without it, yes, those times are the times when you have got to be able to go home without it, go home alone without it ...

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And in the spring, it's touching to notice them making their first discovery of love! As if nobody had ever known it before!

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Something in me will save me from utter ruin no matter what comes.

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Men don't want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.

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I can find almost anything funny, thank God, so you search for the black, lacy slip that encases the corpse. You know, shift the angle. God may take away, but he often leaves you with a terrific opening line for the next adventure. I would suggest taking it. Move on; change the angle; look at it in a different way tomorrow.

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It is planned speeches that contain lies or dissimulations, not what you blurt out so spontaneously in one instant.

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Kenneth Hari does not paint portraits as they are but as he is. I feel he is hiding something from me. To board a train into his mind would give me a ride into dark adventure.

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I think time is a merciless thing. I think life is a process of burning oneself out and time is the fire that burns you.

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It is a terrible thing for an old woman to outlive her dogs.

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