I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.
More Quotes from William Saroyan:My wisdom was visual and as swift as vision.
San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. That is the whole truth.
Nothing good ever ends.
Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit.
If you can measure it, don't. If you can weigh it, it isn't worth the bother. It isn't what you're after. It isn't going to get it.
Neither love nor hate, nor any order of intense adherence to personal involvement in human experience, may be so apt to serve the soul as this freedom and this necessity to be kind.
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Musicals are written and then rewritten. Those things used to happen on the road. Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear.