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Tennessee Williams Quotes on Life (12 Quotes)


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  • Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Life is all memory, except for the present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
    (Tennessee Williams)


  • I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • To be free is to have achieved your life.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself.
    (Tennessee Williams)


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