We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the
We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps
even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
I seem to be the only person in the world who doesn't mind being pitied.
If you love me, pity
Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers
having had their hell on earth, will escape punishment hereafter.
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as exist ...
lead through ... the jungles of the self, the world, and of craft.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love
has roused him in vain.
We want facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is
easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having
witnessed your own.
Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material
nature has designed it to attract.
A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the
joke which is on oneself.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
When opportunity for solitude must be stolen, as for the most part it must
in large families or even in small families of one husband and one wife, it
is, like stolen fruits, very sweet.
Solitude, like a drug, can be addictive. The more you have it, the more you
Groan and forget it.