World is Violent and Mercurial

Tennessee Williams The world is violent and mecurial handwritten note about love

“The world is a 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

Image originally from Sara Bareilles Instagram account [2015]