Thornton Wilder

1897 - 1975

A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on blindness, existence, feeling, happiness, ignorance, mercy, passion, and time

That's what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance; to go up and down trampling on the feelings of those about you. To spend and waste time as though you had a million years. To be always at the mercy of one self-centered passion, or another. Now you know - that's the happy existence you wanted to go back to. Ignorance and blindness.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: Our Town, 1938, act III

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on death, life, love, meaning, memory, and survival

Even memory is not necesary 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.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1927, last lines

Contributed by: Zaady

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