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Tennessee Williams

1911-1983. Thomas Lanier Williams. Noted playwright. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof in 1955.

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

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

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A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.

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Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.

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Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.

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You said, ''They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people.'' -- ''What,'' I asked you, ''is harmless about a dreamer, and what,'' I asked you, ''is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.''

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Time rushes toward us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.

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

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

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