"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."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Tennessee Williams on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Tennessee Williams on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Tennessee Williams on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Tennessee Williams on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Tennessee Williams on Winston Churchill
"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."