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Tennessee Williams
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For there was a conspiracy of dullness in the world, a universal plan to shut out the resurgences of spirit which might interfere with clockwork. Better to keep your elevation unseen until it is higher than strangers' hands can reach to pull you down to their level. Tennessee Williams
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The trouble with this world is that everybody has to compromise and conform. Tennessee Williams
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I don't believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the doubt of others has always given me. Tennessee Williams
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The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job. Tennessee Williams
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Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person. Tennessee Williams
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Success and failure are equally disastrous. Tennessee Williams
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I respect a person that has had to fight and howl for his decency. Tennessee Williams
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Nobody sees anybody truly but only through the flaws of their own ego. Tennessee Williams
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We are all civilized people, wich means that we are all savages at heart but observing a few amenities of civilized behaviour. Tennessee Williams
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I cannot write any sort of story unless there is at least one character in it for whom I have physical desire. Tennessee Williams
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How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken. Tennessee Williams
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Make this decision today. Will you be a good and honest writer, or would you rather be famous, loved, noticed? Tell me, because there are different paths for these two divergent goals. The decision to be a true artist is lonelier and slower, but it will lead to better work and, I think, a better life. Very rarely you will be a good and honest writer and also know a little comfort and some attention and the well wishes of a crowd. This is very rare. Tennessee Williams
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What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?-I wish I knew... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can... Tennessee Williams
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How long does it have to go on? This punishment? Haven't I done time enough, haven't I served my term? can't I apply for a-pardon? Tennessee Williams
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The tables have turned, yes, the tables have turned with a vengeance! You've come around to my old way of thinking and I to yours like two people exchanging a call on each other at the same time, and each one finding the other one gone out, the door locked against him and no one to answer the bell! Tennessee Williams
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What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof ?- I wish I knew.... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can... Tennessee Williams
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I gave up visiting my psychoanalyst because he was meddling too much in my private life. Tennessee Williams
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If you can't be yourself, what's the point of being anyone else? Tennessee Williams
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It's to a writer's advantage to contain within himself elements of each sex, or any sex. It's to his advantage because it makes him able to write from the female point of view as well as the male. In some cases, of course, you will find some homosexual writers who can only write from a f - - -'s point of view. But I don't regard myself as a f - - -! Some people may. Also audiences wanted escapism. They don't like too much protest or criticism of their way of life. Tennessee Williams
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I'm not in sympathy with Communism except for populations which are in a state of peasantry, actually hungry and starving. The ideal state for me is some form of Socialism, which doesn't yet exist, as far as I know, which doesn't repress the arts, or any race. Consequently I'm not a political person ... except that I'm a revolutionary. Tennessee Williams
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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 does' have to be called a poem, you know. Tennessee Williams
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I'm only really alive when I'm writing. Tennessee Williams
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I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live? Tennessee Williams
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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. Tennessee Williams
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Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other. Tennessee Williams
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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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Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. Tennessee Williams
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We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. 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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Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. Tennessee Williams
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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. Tennessee Williams
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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. Tennessee Williams
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Mendacity is a system that we live in," declares Brick. "Liquor is one way out an'death's the other. Tennessee Williams
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We live on two levels ... the realistic level and the fantastic level, and which is the real one, really? Tennessee Williams
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The human heart would never pass the drunk test.... If you took the human heart out of the human body and put a pair of legs on it and told it to walk a straight line, it couldn't do it. Tennessee Williams
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Guessing isn't knowing. Tennessee Williams
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What on earth can you do on this earth but catch at whatever comes near you, with both your fingers, until your fingers are broken? Tennessee Williams
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Physical beauty is passing - a transitory possession - but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart - I have all these things - aren't taken away but grow! Increase with the years! Tennessee Williams
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I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding. Tennessee Williams
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You said, 'They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people.' 'What,' I asked you, 'is harmless about a dreamer, and what,' I asked you, 'is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. Tennessee Williams
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Val: Why do you go out there? Sandra: Because dead people give such good advice. Val: What advice do they give? Sandra: Just one word- live! Tennessee Williams
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I know all about the tyranny of women. Tennessee Williams
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Oh, Jacques, we're used to each other, we're a pair of captive hawks caught in the same cage, and so we've grown used to each other. That's what passes for love at this dim, shadowy end of the Camino Real. Tennessee Williams
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The nervous system of any age or nation is its creative workers, its artists. And if that nervous system is profoundly disturbed by its environment, the work it produces will inescapably reflect the disturbances, sometimes obliquely and sometimes with violent directness. Tennessee Williams
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It's hard enough for me to write what I want to write without me trying to write what you say they want me to write which I don't want to write. Tennessee Williams
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Just another four-letter word. Tennessee Williams
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Shakespeare probably wrote a poem on that light bill, Mrs. Wingfield. Tennessee Williams
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Eternity!-Didn't it give you the cold shivers? Tennessee Williams
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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. Tennessee Williams
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For a creative person there's just as much pleasure in writing an eight-line poem as there is in writing a blockbuster play ... of the old '50s type. Tennessee Williams
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When things do' change, their sameness becomes an accretion. That is why all society puts on flesh. Succumbs to the cubicles and begins to fill them. Tennessee Williams
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When I was fourteen, my father decided to initiate me into the ways of manhood, and took me to the local whorehouse. The woman spread her legs, and made me look between them. All I could see was something that looked like a dyin' orchid; consequently, I have never been comfortable around women or orchids. Tennessee Williams
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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, like something gold you let go of-and I can! I'm determined to do it-and nothing's more determined than a cat on a tin roof-is there? Tennessee Williams
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Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the on that you love doesn't love you. Tennessee Williams
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Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. Tennessee Williams
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Somebody said once or wrote, once: 'We're all of us children in a vast kindergarten trying to spell God's name with the wrong alphabet blocks! Tennessee Williams
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Oh, you can't describe someone you're in love with! Tennessee Williams
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I don't mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don't regard a home as a...well, as a place, a building...a house...of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can...well, nest. Tennessee Williams
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The panic disappeared under those soothing old fingers and the breathing slowed down and stopped hurting the chest as if a fox was caught in it, and then at last Mr. Kroger began to lecture the boy as he used to, Pablo, he murmured, don't ever be so afraid of being lonely that you forget to be careful. Don't forget that you will find it sometimes but other times you won't be lucky, and those are the times when you have got to be patient, since patience is what you must have when you don't have luck. Tennessee Williams
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Things have a way of turning out so badly. Tennessee Williams
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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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If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams
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You can be young without money but you can't be old without it. Tennessee Williams
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The helpless can't help the helpless. Tennessee Williams
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I wrote because I had to. I couldn't stop. There wasn't anything else I could do. If no one ever bought anything, anything I ever did, I'd still be writing. It's beyond a compulsion. Tennessee Williams
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All my life I have been haunted by the obsession that to desire a thing or to love a thing intensely is to place yourself in a vulnerable position, to be a possible, if not a probable, loser of what you most want. Let's leave it like that. 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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If people behaved in the same way nations do they would all be put in straitjackets. Tennessee Williams
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A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages. Tennessee Williams
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I don't have an audience in mind when I write. I'm writing mainly for myself. After a long devotion to playwriting I have a good inner ear. I know pretty well how a thing is going to sound on the stage, and how it will play. I write to satisfy this inner ear and its perceptions. That's the audience I write for. Tennessee Williams
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