Thornton Wilder Quotes

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home

Thornton Wilder

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.

Thornton Wilder

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.

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There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Thornton Wilder

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Thornton Wilder

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.

Thornton Wilder

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it's on your plate

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I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.

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For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?

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The theatre is supremely fitted to say: Behold! These things are. Yet most dramatists employ it to say: This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.

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A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference... it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.

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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.

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The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose

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Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences.

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Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.

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My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy

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