"Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one."
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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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