NEA Big Read Notable Quotable: Thornton Wilder

By Paulette Beete
quote by Thornton Wilder

"We live in what is, but we find a thousand ways not to face it. Great theater strengthens our faculty to face it." — Thornton Wilder

What's on your summer reading list? Visit the NEA Big Read library if you're looking for suggestions—from Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town to Emily St. John Mandel's dystopian novel Station Eleven to David Tomas Martinez's coming-of-age poetry collection Hustle.