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    • Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
    • Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
    • Our memories are card indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
    • There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
    • Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable.
      "The Unquiet Grave", 1945
    • All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
      Enemies of Promise (1938)
    • Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
      Enemies of Promise (1938)
    • Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising.
      Enemies of Promise (1938)
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