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Born: 1912-05-27
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.

Tags: Morning, Summer, Wrong

Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.

Tags: Home, Percent, Time

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

Tags: Good, Strength, Wisdom

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

Tags: Life, Men, Society

Art is the triumph over chaos.

Tags: Art, Chaos, Triumph

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

Tags: Good, Knowledge, Strength

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.

Tags: Ego, Good, Writing

I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.

Tags: Alone, Kiss, Write

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.

Tags: Deep, Joy, Love

The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.

Tags: Communication, Life, Sense

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.

Tags: Family, Leaving, Remember

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Good, Power

Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.

Tags: Despair, Inspired, Lovers

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.

Tags: Fear, Her, House

Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.

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I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

Tags: Mind, Sleeping, Understand

People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.

Tags: Between, Confusion, Philosophy

That's the way I remember them, heading for an exit.

Tags: Exit, Heading, Remember

The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.

Tags: American, Rain, Woman

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.

Tags: Last, Power, Write

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