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  • The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • You've got many refinements. I don't think you need to worry about your failure at long division. I mean, after all, you got through short division, and short division is all that a lady ought to be called on to cope with.
    (Tennessee Williams)

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

  • We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
    (Tennessee Williams)


  • We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Devils can be driven out of the heart by the touch of a hand on a hand, or a mouth on a mouth
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • For time is the longest distance between two places.
    (Tennessee Williams)

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

  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • Make voyages Attempt them ... there's nothing else.
    (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)

  • Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.
    (Tennessee Williams)


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