How did Tennessee Williams’ legal knowledge influence his work?
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“I want to believe that reading tunes the mind, that empathy results from the connections forged between a reader and a character…”
There’ve been other negative eras in American history, but there’s always been that spirit of resilience and resistance.
“Creating some kind of art…is as close to leaving your brain behind in a jar as you’re going to get.”
“I suppose I am really unaware of my writing process because I never really plan on writing anything, it just kind of happens.”
“Too much of our human existence is based on making money and getting errands done. It’s such a waste of the gift of life, not to celebrate and bring magic and mystery into the everyday.”
“To be competitive and on, all of the time, involves discipline and schedule, a lot of super-focused manic intensity, and the need to ignore outside distractions, all of which is huge for writing.”
“I think I wanted characters that rejected that sort of accepted protocol. How you meet, how long you remain skeptical, when you submit to love, or at least the idea of love.”
“I believe if you read a lot, your mind learns the ability to play different games or see different options in every situation that non-readers might not see.”