He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.
More Quotes from William Saroyan:I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.
Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.
This transformation in kids - from flashing dragonflies, so to say, to sticky water-surface worms slowly slipping downstream - is noticed with pride by society and with mortification by God ...
Nothing good ever ends.
My wisdom was visual and as swift as vision.
He paints for the blind, and we are the blind, and he lets us see for sure what we saw long ago but weren't sure we saw. He paints for the dead, to remind us that - great good God, think of it - we're alive ...
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I'm a very serious person.
Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?