A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious retreat of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
Nothing has ever been more sure-fire than truth and integrity.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.
Mathematics has beauty and romance. It's not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It's an extraordinary place; it's worth spending time there.
Marcus du Sautoy
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.
I absolutely love the Philharmonic. I also love rock guitar.
The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find.
I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.
I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
John C. Hawkes
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