Thomas Wolfe Quotes


26 Thomas Wolfe quotes:



"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs."
"America - It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time"
Author: Wolfe Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live."
"There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves."
"Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores."
"This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave."
"There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit."
"The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it."
"We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past."
"At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan."
"If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know."
"It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved."
"The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened."
"Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you."
"A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing."
"Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good."
"Fields are won by those who believe in the winning."
"All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken."
"Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird."
Author: Wolfe Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"Making the world safe for hypocrisy."



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