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A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmet...   Life
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.   Life
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love ...   Life
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.   Life
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.   Life
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something t...   Life
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is im...   Life
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is ...   Life
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as for...   Life
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, ...   Life
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, b...   Life
Art is born of humiliation.   Life
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.   Life
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should ...   Life
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in dire...   Life
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...   Life
Composing mortals with immortal fire.   Life
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.   Life
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at...   Life
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.   Life
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?   Life
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the ...   Life
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.   Life
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say: Sanctity ...   Life
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.   Life
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the ...   Life
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding l...   Life
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is...   Life
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: ...   Life
It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of t...   Life
It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more...   Life
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal ...   Life
It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money...   Life
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a dr...   Life
Learn from your dreams what you lack.   Life
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotio...   Life
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to h...   Life
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profess...   Life
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that so...   Life
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.   Life
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.   Life
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.   Life
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they a...   Music
No good opera plot can be sensible:... people do not sing when they ar...   Life
No hero is mortal till he dies.   Life
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human act...   Life
Nobody knows what the cause is, though some pretend they do; it like s...   Life
Now is the age of anxiety.   Life
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is i...   Life
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatie...   Life
Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape...   Life
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembere...   Life
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, ...   Life
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.   Life
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of...   Life
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not fa...   Life
The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the un...   Life
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.   Life
There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to re...   Life
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...   Life
To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say, is a keen observer of...   Life
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny aftern...   Life
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here fo...   Life
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which...   Art
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate wh...   Life
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby ...   Science
You have to see the sex act comically, as a child.   Life
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in Engl...   Life
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the di...   Life
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.   Life
Your cameraman might enjoy himself because my face looks like a weddin...   Life