Tennessee Williams Quotes

Security is a kind of death.
Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947)
I don't want realism. I want magic!
Tennessee Williams
How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944)
At the age of fourteen I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable.
Tennessee Williams (Sweed Bird of Youth, 1959)
Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else...
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
We have to distrust each other. It's our only defence against betrayal.
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944)
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Tennessee Williams (Memoirs)
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944)
Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are.
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944)
There is a time for departure, even when there is no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
Life is important. There's nothing else to hold on onto.
Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955)
Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
Silence about a thing just magnifies it.
Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955)
I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.
Tennessee Williams (Sweed Bird of Youth, 1959)
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947)
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955)
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
Tennessee Williams (Orpheus Descending, 1945)
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 (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947)
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Tennessee Williams (Camino Real, 1953)
Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944)
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.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)
Time goes by so fast. Nothing can outrun it. Death commences too early - almost before you're half acquainted with life - you meet the other...
Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955)
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)

Tennessee Williams Biography

Born: March 26, 1911
Died: February 25, 1983

Tennessee Williams was an American writer and playwright. He has been and was during his time very influenetial on various works including those works that were for the cinema.

Notable Works

Spring Storm (1937)
Fugitive Kind (1937)
Not About Nightingales (1938)
The Glass Menagerie (1944)
Orpheus Descending (1945)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
The Rose Tattoo (1951)
Camino Real (1953)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
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