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Born: 1917-02-25
Profession: Novelist
Nation: English
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Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Tags: Alone, Funny, Sleep

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.

Tags: Life, Lived, Saturday

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.

Tags: Energy, Violence, Young

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.

Tags: Christ, Others, Potential

It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you're going.

Tags: Celebrate, Good, Remember

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.

Tags: Degrees, Money

Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.

Tags: Once, Public, Week

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.

Tags: Rare, Readers, Thinkers

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.

Tags: Age, Known, Youth

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Tags: Book, Possession, Reading

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon, Habit, Mind

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.

Tags: Art, Become, Write

Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.

Tags: Books, Library, System

A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

Tags: Although, Either, May

Every dogma has its day.

Tags: Dogma

He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.

Tags: Artificial, Child, Said

I didn't think; I experimented.

Tags: Creators, Great, Slang

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

Tags: Fashion, Men, Women

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Tags: Country, Sense, Try

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.

Tags: Care, Peace, War
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