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August Wilson

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Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

— August Wilson

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I been with strangers all day and they treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.

— August Wilson

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I done learned my mistake and learned to do what's right by it. You still trying to get something for nothing. Life don't owe you nothing. You owe it to yourself. - Troy -

— August Wilson


Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone's disbelief.

— August Wilson


For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else.

— August Wilson

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I first got involved in theater in 1968, at the height of a social tumult. I was a poet.

— August Wilson

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All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.

— August Wilson

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Suffice it to say, I'm not poor.

— August Wilson

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Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling... It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.

— August Wilson

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As soon as white folks say a play's good, the theater is jammed with blacks and whites.

— August Wilson

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About August Wilson

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Did you know about August Wilson?

In 1969 he married Brenda Burton a Muslim and Wilson converted to Islam in order to sustain the marriage. At 20 he decided he was a poet and submitted his poetry to such magazines as Harpers. In 1980 he received a fellowship for The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis.

August Wilson (April 27 1945 – October 2 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays The Pittsburgh Cycle for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.

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