Celebrate Tennessee Williams by writing an inspiring article

Tennessee Williams died on this day in 1983. Literary Heist challenges you to write an article for submission, about anything literary or artistic, using the life of Tennessee Williams as your inspiration.

Quotes

  • For time is the longest distance between two places.
  • What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.
  • There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.
  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
  • Make voyages! – Attempt them! – there’s nothing else…
  • Luck is believing you’re lucky.
  • Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
  • Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
  • Security is a kind of death.
  • When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

Works

  • Candles to the Sun (1936)
  • Fugitive Kind (1937)
  • Spring Storm (1937)
  • Me Vaysha (1937)
  • Not About Nightingales (1938)
  • Battle of Angels (1940)
  • I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix (1941)
  • You Touched Me (1945)
  • Stairs to the Roof (1947)
  • The Glass Menagerie (1944)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
  • Summer and Smoke (1948)
  • The Rose Tattoo (1951)
  • Camino Real (1953)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
  • Orpheus Descending (1957)
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1958)
  • Sweet Bird of Youth (1959)
  • Period of Adjustment (1960)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1961)
  • The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1962, rewriting of Summer and Smoke)
  • The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (1963)
  • The Mutilated (1965)
  • The Seven Descents of Myrtle (1968, aka Kingdom of Earth)
  • In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (1969)
  • Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis? (1969)
  • Small Craft Warnings (1972)
  • The Two-Character Play (1973)
  • Out Cry (1973, rewriting of The Two-Character Play)
  • The Red Devil Battery Sign (1975)
  • This Is (An Entertainment) (1976)
  • Vieux Carr√© (1977)
  • A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1979)
  • Clothes for a Summer Hotel (1980)
  • The Notebook of Trigorin (1980)
  • Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981)
  • A House Not Meant to Stand (1982)
  • In Masks Outrageous and Austere (1983)

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