Thursday, December 18, 2014

I LOVE Tennessee Williams

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
― Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.
― Tennessee Williams

If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.
― Tennessee Williams, Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.
― Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each others naked hearts.
― Tennessee Williams

I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And it that's sinful, then let me be damned for it!
― Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire