Words matter. These are the best Tennessee Williams Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Luck is believing you’re lucky.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
We’re all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
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.
Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
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.
Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.
For time is the longest distance between two places.
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It’s inflammatory.
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
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?
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.
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.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
All good art is an indiscretion.
Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.