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Type: Novelist
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 06/10/1914




 

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Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
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Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
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When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
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No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.
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Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.
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All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
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In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
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Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
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Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
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A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
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In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries.
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With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
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California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.
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A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
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We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.
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I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.
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She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand.
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I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
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A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.
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There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
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Conquered people tend to be witty.
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Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
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There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
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Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.
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