Edward Dahlberg Quotes


30 Edward Dahlberg quotes:



"Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review."
"Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil."
Author: Dahlberg Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man."
"Every decision you make is a mistake."
"Though man is the only beast that can write, he has small reason to be proud of it. When he utters something that is wise it is nothing that the river horse does not know, and most of his creations are the result of accident."
Author: Dahlberg Quotes Category: Humankind Quotes
"One of the weaknesses in the cooperative is that it has never been sufficiently leavened by the imagination. This is a quick-silver faculty, and likely to be a cause of worry to any collective settlement."
"Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another."
"We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers."
"What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful."
"We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain."
Author: Dahlberg Quotes Category: Solitude Quotes



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