"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Thornton Wilder on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Thornton Wilder on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Thornton Wilder on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Thornton Wilder on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Thornton Wilder on Helen Keller
"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."
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."