Notable Quotable: August Wilson

By Paulette Beete
quote by August Wilson

"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

Pittsburgh-born playwright August Wilson received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama for The Piano Lesson and Fences (among numerous other awards including the National Humanities medal), both part of his 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life throughout the 20th century.