Thornton Wilder Quotes

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. Thornton Wilder

Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. Thornton Wilder

The planting of trees is the least self-centred of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children. Thornton Wilder

The best part of married life is the fights. The rest is merely so-so. Thornton Wilder

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes. Thornton Wilder

The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much. Thornton Wilder

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. Thornton Wilder

It’s when you are safe at home that you’re having an adventure. When you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. Thornton Wilder