Zitat des Tages von Tennessee Williams:
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
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.
Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
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.
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
For time is the longest distance between two places.
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.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Luck is believing you're lucky.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
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?
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
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.
All good art is an indiscretion.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
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.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
You can be young without money but you can't be old without it.