Quotes of Edward Dahlberg

“ What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Every decision you make is a mistake. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ The earnings of a poet could be reckoned by a metaphysician rather than a bookkeeper. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon, Apple Valley to Boreal, New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ One of the weaknesses in the cooperative is that it has never been sufficiently leavened by the imagination. This is a quick-silver faculty, and likely to be a cause of worry to any collective settlement. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Every decision you make is a mistake. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ The earnings of a poet could be reckoned by a metaphysician rather than a bookkeeper. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ To write is a humiliation. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy. ”

- Edward Dahlberg
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