Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.
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I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them.
Whether you are really right or wrong doesn't matter it's the belief that counts.
No people on earth can make you feel so small as the English
The people who are always monkeying with these great books to make them fully (comprehensible) have no friend in me, for in their realm the fully comprehensible is not worth comprehending
Comparatively few people know what a million dollars actually is. To the majority it is a gaseous concept, swelling or decreasing as the occasion suggests.
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To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me - toasted and buttered on both sides.
I didn't think any amount of money was worth something that would take away what you believed in or what you stood for. I didn't want to do something my parents and daughter couldn't be proud of.