All of the quotes in this post (in bold & italics) are by Tennessee Williams.
“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”
Sometimes I wish I could leave my job even though I don’t have any other place to go right now.
“A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.”
Maybe that’s why I feel so trapped at work.
“Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.”
That is a cool thing to think about… compassion is so important. I was just thinking about it today. I feel that I lack it often. When I do have it I feel that I don’t often act on it. In the rare times when I do act on it, I feel that I have held hands with God and loved someone without fail.
“I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”
Beautiful, and I think it’s basically and often, true.
“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
I don’t know the story wrapped around this sentence, but I think it’s beautiful. To me it means something that is soft and vibrant and beautiful is stronger than something solid and tough. Don’t know, just love the thoughts in those words.
Some nights I just need to hear what other people think. Hear someone else’s depths. So that tomorrow when I get up and go back to another monotonous day at work I can have something to think about that makes me feel more alive.