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Tennessee Williams Quotes and Quotations


A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
- Tennessee Williams | Courage and Bravery Quotes
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
- Tennessee Williams | Life Quotes
In memory, everything seems to happen to music.
- Tennessee Williams | Memory Quotes
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
- Tennessee Williams | Nature Quotes
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can stand a rude remark or a vulgar action.
- Tennessee Williams | Politeness and Manners Quotes
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
- Tennessee Williams | Solitude Quotes
High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
- Tennessee Williams | Success Quotes
I don't ask for your pity, but just your understanding - no, not even that -no. Just for your recognition of me in you, and the enemy, time, in us all.
- Tennessee Williams | Time Quotes
Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
- Tennessee Williams | Will and Determination Quotes
Time is the longest distance between two places.
- Tennessee Williams | One Day Quotes
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
- Tennessee Williams | This Moment Quotes
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.
- Tennessee Williams | The Future Quotes
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
- Tennessee Williams | Enthusiasm Quotes
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
- Tennessee Williams | Creating Positive Change Quotes
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 | Right Quotes
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.
- Tennessee Williams | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
There is a time for departure, even when there's no certain place to go.
- Tennessee Williams | Doubts and Uncertainties Quotes
Security is a kind of death.
- Tennessee Williams | Security Quotes
Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
- Tennessee Williams | Risks Quotes
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.... Success is shy-it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams | Success Quotes
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
- Tennessee Williams | Success Quotes
Luck is believing you're lucky.
- Tennessee Williams | Recognize and Maximize Quotes
When I stop [working], the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm working.
- Tennessee Williams | Work Quotes
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.
- Tennessee Williams | Adversity Quotes
Don't look forward to the day when you stop suffering. Because when it comes, you'll know you're dead.
- Tennessee Williams | Adversity Quotes


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