Be grateful for yourself… be thankful.
If this nation is going to survive meaningfully, and then perhaps grow decently, it has got to begin to know and accept enormous deprivation.
Love doesn’t have to be perfect. Even perfect, it is still the best thing there is, for the simple reason that it is the most common and constant truth of all, of all life, all law and order, the very thing which holds everything together, which permits everything to move along in time and be its wonderful or ordinary self.
Doctors don’t know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
I became a writer because during several of the most important years of my life, writing seemed to me to be the most unreal, unattractive, and unnecessary idea ever imposed upon the human race.
Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know… One who doesn’t try cannot fail and become wise.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Topics: Life and Living
Nobody, but nobody, is going to tell me I’m not the most. I am. I was the most when everybody else was struggling bitterly to become a little.
Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.
The basic truth of all things, as nearly as we may ever dream of determining and knowing this truth, is form, that which is, as it is. The way and shape of the thing no less than the thing itself.
Sunday is the day people go quietly mad, one way or another.
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- Langston Hughes American Poet, Writer
- Raymond Chandler American Novelist
- Robert A. Heinlein American Science Fiction Writer
- William Dean Howells American Writer, Critic
- Joyce Carol Oates American Novelist
- Truman Capote American Novelist
- Ben Hecht American Screenwriter
- Norman Mailer American Novelist, Journalist
- Thornton Wilder American Novelist, Dramatist
- Sinclair Lewis American Novelist