Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth
Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible.More Thornton Wilder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below.More Thornton Wilder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[Camila] was quite incapable of establishing any harmony between the claims of her art, of her appetites, or her dreams, and of her crowded daily routine. Each of these was a world in itself.More Thornton Wilder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A convention is an agreed-upon falsehood, a permitted lie.More Thornton Wilder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Thornton Wilder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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