“We Are Saved Only By Love”

“The world is violent and mercurial–it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love–love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” -Tennessee Williams

Sometimes a quote is so damn good that you should just step aside and not write anything else about it. Let it stand alone. That’s how I feel about the above one from Tenn.

What I will write is that the quote is from the book “Follies Of God”, a conversation with Tennesseee Williams and James Grissom.

And the quote was retold beautifully in the magnificent documentary “The Last Movie Stars” which is about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s careers and marriage. Directed by Ethan Hawke. I highly recommend it.

P.S. – This podcast episode.

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