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Boredom slays more of existence than war.
There is something silly about a man who wears a white suit all the time, especially in New York." (on Tom Wolfe)
As many people die from an excess of timidity as from bravery.
I think it's bad to talk about one's present work for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.
I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946. We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress.
Let everywritertell hisownliesThat's freedomof thepress.
Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.
Faction is that hybrid of documented fact and novelistic elaboration.
There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
rip the prisonsopenput theconvictsontelevision
Prevarication, like honesty, is reflexive, and soon becomes a sturdy habit, as reliable as truth.
Every time I move I squash something said Loathesome.
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
The private terror of the liberal spirit is invariably suicide not murder.
I wonder, said the Lord I wonder if I know the answer any more.
With the pride of the artist you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
Harsh words live in the dungeon of the heart
You don't know a woman until you've met her in court.
We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it.
With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
The only faithfulness people have is to emotions they're trying to recapture
Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.
How his hatred seethed in search of a justifiable excuse.