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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.
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.

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.
Enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.
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.
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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