Thornton Wilder

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  • ''Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners—your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards—who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.''
    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. novelist, dramatist. Malachi, in The Matchmaker, act 3.
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  • ''Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.''
    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. author. Time (New York, January 12, 1953).
  • ''Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.''
    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. novelist, dramatist. Vandergelder, in The Matchmaker, act 1.

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