“I have been drinking too much coffee – about five times in week – will cut that out and will try to keep myself so active physically during the day that I will sleep from sheer exhaustion – Now I feel quieter – I hear the birds chirping and a rooster – I would like to get a bicycle – maybe that would help – I guess I’d better do everything I possibly can to snap out of it.”
Photographer unknown. The original appears to be a press photo issued in conjunction with the 1986 Seminar, which was dedicated to the work of Tennessee Williams. It is dated 1970. The quote, dated August 9, 1937, is from Williams’s notebooks, as edited by Margaret Bradham Thornton and published by Yale University Press.