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The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”

“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.”

“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”

“Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.”

“The scene is memory and is therefore nonrealistic. Memory takes a lot of poetic license. It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.”

“Every time you come in yelling that God damn "Rise and Shine!" "Rise and Shine!" I say to myself, "How lucky dead people are!”

“I didn't go to the moon, I went much further—for time is the longest distance between two places”

“You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it.”

“All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be.”

“Being disappointed is one thing and being discouraged is something else. I am disappointed but I am not discouraged.”

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