The Shocking Truth (Tip #84)

“I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.—Tennessee Williams”

Screenwriting from Iowa

“The truth is your friend.”
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune)

“Truth is not found in the sunshine, truth is found in the shadows.”
Novelist Paul Lieberman (Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles)
Interview with Jessy Williams

“When I write I don’t aim to shock people, and I’m surprised when I do. But I don’t think that anything that occurs in life should be omitted from art, though the artist should present it in a fashion that is artistic and not ugly. I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.”
Screenwriter and Tony & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams
(A Streetcar Named Desire)
The Paris Review interview with Dotson Radar

BTW—I’m thinking that “I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.—Tennessee Williams” would make for a fine sign…

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