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  • The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • You said, ''They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people.'' -- ''What,'' I asked you, ''is harmless about a dreamer, and what,'' I asked you, ''is harmless about the love of the people Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.''
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
    (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)

  • Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
    (Tennessee Williams)


  • Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
    (Tennessee Williams)

  • If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
    (Tennessee Williams)


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