The playwright Thornton Wilder died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright, he is best known for his 1938 drama, Our Town. His other award-winning works include The Skin of Our Teeth (a play) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (a novel).
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin to U.S. diplomat and newspaper editor, Amos Parker Wilder. In his adulthood, Thornton Wilder lived with his sister, Isabel, for a long period of time. He may have been the lover of the poet and novelist, Samuel Steward.
“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)
“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” (Thornton Wilder)
“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.” (Thornton Wilder)
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” (Thornton Wilder)
“There’s nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.” (Thornton Wilder)