"It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few."
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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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