Quotes by: Tennessee Williams
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
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.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
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?
Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
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.