Act out being alive, like a play. And after a while, a long while, it will be true.
("East of Eden")
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The words are meaningless except in terms of feeling. Does anyone act as the result of thought or does feeling stimulate action and sometimes thought implement it.
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
I have named the destroyers of nations comfort, plenty, and security - out of which grow a bored and slothful cynicism, in which rebellion against the world as it is, and myself as I am, are submerged in listless self-satisfaction
Man has become our greatest hazard, and our only hope.
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James F. Byrnes