When it's a matter of not-do, I reckon a man can trust himself for advice. But when it comes to a matter of doing, I reckon a fellow had better listen to all the advice he can get.
("Light in August")
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Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.
Really the writer doesn't want success.... He knows he has a short span of life, that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion, and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall Kilroy was here that somebody a hundred, or a thousand years later will see.
I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.
Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree
And when I think about that, I think that if nothing but being married will help a man, he's durn nigh hopeless.
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