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American Novelist, 1873-1945
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A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
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All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward
Growth
As far back as I remember, long before I could write, I had played at making stories. But not until I was seven or more, did I begin to pray every night, "O God, let me write books! Please, God, let me write books!"
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He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone.
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He knows so little and knows it so fluently
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I agree with every word you write, and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end.
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I don't know how race would have affected it,
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I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
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I suppose I am a born novelist, for the things that I imagine are more vital and vivid to me than the things I remember.
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It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
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No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not some day be antiquated...to seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.
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No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
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No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it
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No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
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The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions
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The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
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There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins
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To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.
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Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
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Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.
Women
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