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All Quotes by author - Thornton Wilder
" A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it. "
" A play visibly represents pure existing. "
" But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone. "
" Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger. "
" For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation? "
" Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. "
" If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent. "
" I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. "
" I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. "
" It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves. "
" Literature is the orchestration of platitudes. "
" Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value. "
" Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. "
" Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder. "
" My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. "
" Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion. "
" Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. "
" Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. "
" The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. "
" The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way. "
" There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. "
" There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head. "
" Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. "
" We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. "
" We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind. "
" When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. "
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