Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.

"I am widely regarded as the ghost of a writer," 1977 essay,

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Tom: In memory everything seems to happen to music.

The Glass Menagerie (1944)

Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.

The Timeless World of Play, an introductory essay to The Rose Tattoo (1951)

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1949)