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A man can be destroyed but not defeated.   Life
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they ...   Life
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain calle...   Life
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the ...   Life
All our words from loose using have lost their edge.   Life
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.   Life
All things truly wicked start from innocence.   Life
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to k...   Life
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with ...   Life
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necess...   Life
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeate...   Life
Courage is grace under pressure.   Life
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack...   Life
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend func...   Life
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more t...   Life
Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the ...   Life
Develop a built-in bullshit detector.   Life
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he l...   Life
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Somet...   Life
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority...   Life
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and yo...   Life
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, profess...   Life
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.   Life
Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or ...   Life
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.   Life
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on ...   Life
I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, th...   Life
I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they ...   Life
I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true.   Life
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is m...   Life
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop wh...   Life
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully...   Life
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, y...   Life
I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me.   Life
I wish I could write well enough to write about aircraft. Faulkner did...   Life
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.   Life
I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when wr...   Life
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit t...   Life
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wh...   Life
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become...   Life
In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as foo...   Life
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.   Life
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let t...   Life
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is ...   Life
Man is not made for defeat.   Life
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best ...   Life
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.   Life
Never mistake motion for action.   Life
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is n...   Life
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For ...   Life
Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage licen...   Life
Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way...   Life
Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live o...   Life
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? ...   Life
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have t...   Life
That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it a...   Life
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is wh...   Life
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency...   Life
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billia...   Sports
The great thing is to last and get your work done and see and hear and...   Life
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always t...   Life
The shortest answer is doing the thing.   Life
The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food)...   Life
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broke...   Life
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which...   Life
There is no friend as loyal as a book   Life
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man w...   Life
There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old m...   Life
There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.   Life
This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to m...   Life
To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have ...   Life
Wars are caused by undefended wealth.   Life
What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what...   Life
When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alc...   Life
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. The...   Life
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?   Life
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to wri...   Life
You write a book like that you're fond of over the years, then you see...   Life
You're beautiful, like a May fly.   Life