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When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.