Facts about Thornton Wilder USA Flag

Summary

Thornton Wilder was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between April 17, 1897 and December 7, 1975. He became 78 years old.

Biography

Wilder was a diplomat's son and lived much of his childhood in China. His older brother, Amos, and their three younger sisters, Charlotte, Isabel and Janet, were also authors with some success. Wilder also had a twin brother but he died during birth.

Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Thornton, under the main topics: Motivational, Marriage.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: George Will, Khaleda Zia, Clive James, Robert F. Kennedy, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, Joe Namath, Adlai Stevenson, Arthur C. Clarke, Willie Mays, Mike Ditka, Vince Lombardi, Řystein Stray Spetalen, Whitfield Diffie, Phyllis Diller, Twyla Tharp, Jim Rohn, Arna Bontemps, Robert Indiana, Slash

Famous quotes by Thornton Wilder (35)


Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"A play visibly represents pure existing"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The theatre is supremely fitted to say: 'Behold! These things are.' Yet most dramatists employ it to say: 'This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.'"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Literature is the orchestration of platitudes"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"An incinerator is a writer's best friend"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?"


Comments