The best Quotations

We know that their adventures are childish. they themselves are fools. they are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent - or they themselves - was cheating. yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible.
- Jean Genet

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Quotation The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be. - writer
Quotation There's one thing about baldness, it's neat. - writer
Quotation Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. - writer
Quotation Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. - writer
Quotation It is not true that democracy will always safeguard freedom of conscience better than autocracy. Witness the most famous of all trials. Pilate was, from the standpoint of the Jews, certainly the representative of autocracy. Yet he tried to protect freedom. And he yielded to a democracy. - writer
Quotation The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home. - writer