American Novelist Quotes

2167 American Novelist quotes:

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
"Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture."
"Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin."
"All things truly wicked start from innocence."
"Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it."
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places."
"Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
"Man is not made for defeat."
"All our words from loose using have lost their edge."
"About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
"All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened."
"As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary."
"Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age."
"That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way."
"To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years."
"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work."
"Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find."
"Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest."
"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better."

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