The cities swept about me like dead leaves, leaves that were brightly colored but torn away from the branches. I would have stopped, but I was pursued by something. It always came upon me unawares, taking me altogether by surprise. Perhaps it was a familiar bit of music. Perhaps it was only a piece of transparent glass.
("The Glass Menagerie")
More Quotes from Tennessee Williams:The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
But here there was only hot swing music and liquor, dance halls, ban, and movies, and sex that hung in the gloom like a chandelier and flooded the world with brief, deceptive rainbows.
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Lord George Gordon
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way.