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Type: Novelist
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 09/25/1897




 

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The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
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A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
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Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant.
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The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.
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I decline to accept the end of man.
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Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written.
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Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.
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We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
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Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
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A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
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If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us.
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Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
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A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
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Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
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Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets.
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I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.
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There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
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Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
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The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
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To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.
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The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.
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Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
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Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.
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This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.
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