Tennessee Williams Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tennessee williams quotes, tennessee williams sayings, and tennessee williams proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Time is the longest distance between two places.     

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We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.     

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If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.     

Tennessee Williams

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.     

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There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.     

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For time is the longest distance between two places.     

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I think that hate is a thing, a feeling, that can only exist where there is no understanding.     

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Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.     

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Men don't want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.     

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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.     

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The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!     

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A drinking man's someone who wants to forget he isn't still young and believing.     

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We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.     

Tennessee Williams

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.     

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Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.     

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We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.     

Tennessee Williams

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against Betrayal     

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Men don't want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.     

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Funerals are pretty compared to death. Funerals are quiet, but deaths not always.     

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The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.     

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America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.     

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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.     

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We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!     

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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.     

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Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.     

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Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones!     

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Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.     

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When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.     

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Ignorance of mortality is a comfort.     

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Nothing's more determined than a cat on a hot tin roof.     

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