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Born: 1936-01-05
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

Tags: Age, Busy, Dreams

I'd rather rot on my own floor than be found by a bunch of bingo players in a nursing home.

Tags: Found, Home, Rather

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them.

Tags: American, Between, Marriage

Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.

Tags: Put, School, Start

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.

Tags: Life, Woman, Women

He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.

Tags: Alone, Real, She

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.

Tags: Moral, Order, Social

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.

Tags: Memories, Nostalgia, True

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.

Tags: Best, Good, Morning

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.

Tags: Beauty, Creativity, God

Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind.

Tags: Lost, Mind, Time

Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.

Tags: Metaphors, Strain, Writers
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