"I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Tennessee Williams on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Tennessee Williams on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Tennessee Williams on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Tennessee Williams on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Tennessee Williams on Steve Jobs
"We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."
"When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone."
"All good art is an indiscretion."
"Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation."
"Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other."