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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
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.

R
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice-cream while it's on your plate, - that's my philosophy.
A
Enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.
N
I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for -- whether it's a field, or a home, or a country.
K
Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Eighth Day," Harper & Row 67
R: The Skin of Our Teeth," I
A: The Skin of Our Teeth, 1942
N: Antrobus, in The Skin of Our Teeth, act 3.
K: Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
   


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