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If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.
I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
I read my own books sometimes to cheer me when it is hard to write and then I remember that it was always difficult and how nearly impossible it was sometimes.
I had never known any man to die while speaking in terza-rima
The Lord is my shepherdI shall not want him for longHe maketh me to lie down in green pasturesand there are no green pasturesHe leadeth me beside still watersand still waters run deep
All thinking men are atheists.
Cowardice as distinguished from panic is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Man is not made for defeat.
But it is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars. It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothers.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Since I had started to break down all my writing and get rid of all facility and try to make instead of describe, writing had been wonderful to do.
Never fall in love?""Always, " said the count. "I am always in love.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
We are all broken, that's how the light gets in.
We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
You wouldn't believe it. It's like a wonderful nightmare.""Sure, " I said. "I'd believe anything. Including nightmares." "What's the matter? Feel low?""Low as hell.
Religion is the opium of the poor
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.
I don't want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you.
I wonder. Of course maybe that isn't what they figure to do. Maybe they aren't going to do any such thing. But it's natural that's what they would do and I heard that word.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
I obscenity in the milk of my shame.
I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun.And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it’s never done.
I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day.
Home is where the heart is, home is where the fart is.Come let us fart in the home.There is no art in a fart.Still a fart may not be artless.Let us fart and artless fart in the home.
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
The more I'm let alone and not worried the better I can function.
Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
Now he was proving it again. Each time was a new time and he never thought about the past when he was doing it.
I love to write. But it has never gotten any easier to do and you can't expect it to if you keep trying for something better than you can do.
World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.
I still need some more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.
Remember to get the weather in your damn book--weather is very important.
- What happens to people that love each other?- I suppose they have whatever they have, and they are more fortunate than others. Then one of them gets the emptiness forever.
The one who is doing his work and getting satisfaction from it is not the one the poverty is hard on.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
I didn't want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there's a lot of difference.
Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and as a whole. Then any part you make will represent the whole if it's made truly. The thing to do is work and learn to make it.
No. Have it here where it is quiet." "You and your quiet", said Brett. "What is it men feel about quiet?" "We like it, " said the count. Like you like your noise, my dear.
You lose it if you talk about it.