Tennessee Williams, fully Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams

Tennessee
Williams, fully Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams
1914
1983

American Playwright, Writer of Fiction

Author Quotes

Guilt is universal.

I don't want realism. I want magic Yes, yes, magic I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And it that's sinful, then let me be damned for it

If you re goin through he'll.. Keep goin!! You always grow through what you go through.

Accept whatever situation you cannot improve.

Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.

Hate is a thing, a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.

I get melancholy if I don't write. I need the company of people who don't exist.

I'm a poet. And then I put the poetry in the drama. I put it in short stories, and I put it in the plays. Poetry's poetry. It doesn't have to be called a poem, you know.

I think time is a merciless thing. I think life is a process of burning oneself out and time is the fire that burns you. But I think the spirit of man is a good adversary.

In memory everything seems to happen to music.

Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.

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.

Time is the longest distance between two places.

We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.

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First Name
Tennessee
Last Name
Williams, fully Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams
Birth Date
1914
Death Date
1983
Bio

American Playwright, Writer of Fiction