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Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
No one wants advice - only corroboration.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.
Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.
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