Thornton Wilder quotes

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I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands mo ...
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess ...
Uncle Charlie: The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows, husbands dead, husbands who've spent their lives making fortunes, ...
How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know if you rip the fronts off houses you'd fi ...
One of the dangers of the American artist is that he finds himself almost exclusively thrown in with persons more or less in the a ...
Every writer is necessarily a critic--that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each ...
The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are out ...
Many great writers have been extraordinarily awkward in daily exchange, but the greatest give the impression that their style was ...
The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve hi ...
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calcu ...
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