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Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Sickly in his youth, Tennessee Williams was given a typewriter to pass the time while bedridden with diphtheria. His youth was tragic, with an abusive father and a sister who suffered from mental illness. Williams used some of these experiences in his later plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie and Night of the Iguana. Though he was successfu…

Date of Birth: March 26, 1911
Date of Death: February 24, 1983


Found 71 quotes by Tennessee Williams .
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"Success and failure are equally disastrous." Tennessee Williams
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American Dramatist    inspirational    Quote of the Day   

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"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose." Tennessee Williams
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Editor's Pick    Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

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"A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages." Tennessee Williams
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Heart   

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"Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation." Tennessee Williams
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Advice    American Dramatist   

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"All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress." Tennessee Williams
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American Dramatist    God   

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"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?" Tennessee Williams
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American Dramatist    Influence   

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"The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!" Tennessee Williams
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"There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go." Tennessee Williams
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"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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American Dramatist    Character   

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"Maybe they weren't punks at all, but New York drama critics." Tennessee Williams
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Criticism   

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"Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones!" Tennessee Williams
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Sincerity   

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"We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal." Tennessee Williams
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American Dramatist    Betrayal   

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"Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you." Tennessee Williams
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Grace   

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"All good art is an indiscretion" Tennessee Williams
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Art   

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"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
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Women   

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"Nothing's more determined than a cat on a hot tin roof..." Tennessee Williams
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"Funerals are pretty compared to death" Tennessee Williams
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"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question" Tennessee Williams
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"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
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"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
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"This country of endured but unendurable pain." Tennessee Williams
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