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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Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.

— Tennessee Williams

I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.

— Tennessee Williams

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!

— Tennessee Williams

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed.

— Tennessee Williams

When I was sixteen, I made the discovery
love. All at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that's how it struck the world for me.

— Tennessee Williams

I'm a rich man, Brick, yep, I'm a mighty rich man. Y'know how much I'm worth? Guess, Brick! Guess how much I'm worth! Close to ten million in cash an' blue chip stocks, outside, mind you, of twenty-eight thousand acres of the richest land this side of the valley Nile! But a man can't buy his life with it, he can't buy back his life with it when his life has been spent, that's one thing not offered in the Europe fire-sale or in the American markets or any markets on earth, a man can't buy his life with it, he can't buy back his life when his life is finished ...
Big Daddy: (pp. 65)

— Tennessee Williams

But nothing happened there now of a nature to provoke a disturbance. There were no complaints to the management or the police, and the dark glory of the upper galleries was a legend in such memories as that of the late Emiel Kroger and the present Pablo Gonzales, and one by one, of course, those memories died out and the legend died out with them. Places like the Joy Rio and the legends about them make one more than usually aware of the short bloom and the long fading out of things. ("The Mysteries of the Joy Rio")

— Tennessee Williams

Just another four-letter word.

— Tennessee Williams

A woman's charm is fifty percent illusion.

— Tennessee Williams

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

Like a Cat on a hot tin roof

— Tennessee Williams

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