The best Quotations


For a jewish puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application - why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
- Howard Nemerov

Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
- Howard Nemerov

The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape from death except by dying. being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present - henceforth? - the subject to which you are condemned.
- Howard Nemerov


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Quotation Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient? - writer
Quotation Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice. - writer
Quotation Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own. - writer
Quotation That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle the Vatican has overlooked. - writer
Quotation There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. - writer
Quotation We for a certainty are not the first have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed whatever brute and blackguard made the world. - writer