SB_Tennesse_CreditTennesseeWilliams_NewOrleansLiteraryFestivalDurch ein Zitat in einem Buch bin ich mal wieder auf TENNESSEE WILLIAMS gestoßen, den alten Realisten, Träumer und Menschenkenner. Und auch HUMANISTEN (Das sind für mich MENSCHENVERSTEHER ohne MENSCHENVERURTEILER zu sein) 

“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 WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”

― Tennessee WilliamsConversations with Tennessee Williams

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”
― Tennessee WilliamsMemoirs

“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.”

― Tennessee Williams

“A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.”
― Tennessee WilliamsStairs to the Roof

“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”

― Tennessee Williams

“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!”
“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.”
― Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie


“There’s a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”

― Tennessee Williams

“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”
― Tennessee WilliamsCamino Real

“I suppose 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.”

“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”

― Tennessee Williams

“Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands – and who knows what to do with it?”
― Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

― Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire

“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”
― Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie

“We’re all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.”

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
― Tennessee WilliamsCamino Real

“Some things are not forgiveable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgiveable. It is the most unforgiveable thing in my opinion, and the one thing in which I have never, ever been guilty.”

― Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire

“I don’t want realism. I want magic!”

― Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire

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