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Thornton Wilder
(1897-1975) born on
Apr 17
US playwright, novelist. He is well known for his plays "Our Town," 1938 and "The Skin of Our Teeth," 1942.
         
   
F
But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not -- a fool among fools or a fool alone.

R
The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.
A
A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
N
Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.
K
A living is made, Mr. Kemper, by selling something that everybody needs at least once a year. Yes, sir! And a million is made by producing something that everybody needs every day. You artists produce something that nobody needs at any time.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Matchmaker," IV
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: Quoted in Malcolm Cowley ed "Writers at Work," Viking 58
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: The Matchmaker," II
   


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