"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Thornton Wilder on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Thornton Wilder on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Thornton Wilder on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Thornton Wilder on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Thornton Wilder on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
"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."
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
"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."
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."