"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."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Thornton Wilder on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Thornton Wilder on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Thornton Wilder on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Thornton Wilder on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Thornton Wilder on William Shakespeare
"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."
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"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."