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13 Famous Quotes by Thornton Wilder
4/17/1897 - 12/7/1975
Also Known As:  
Thornton Niven Wilder     Mr. Thornton Wilder
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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

Safety Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring p modestly around it. Then you'll have the miser who's no liar; and the drunkard who's the benefactor of the whole city.

Vice Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Many plays-certainly mine-are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.

Managers Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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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.

Providence Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Romance Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Love Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners -- your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards -- who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.

Vices Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Where there is an unknowable there is a promise.

Promises Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Survival Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my philosophy.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.

Literature Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Love Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.

Marriage Quotes, by Thornton Wilder

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