I was a little afraid of him not the boy himself, but of what he seemed to be the victim of the world.
More Quotes from William Saroyan:There could be no extreme vanity in my recognition of myself, if in fact there could be any at all.
I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking away his identity
But the world was my home and I was glad to be in it.
I used to be the fastest telegram messenger boy in all Fresno. My nickname was Speed. Finally, I said, Take back your nickname. This pace is killing me. Anyway, I still write fast -- it's my impatient Armenian nature. I'm keen to find out how my plots end, and if I write faster I'll find out sooner.
What the hell are they all looking for A decent way to give it all over to the giver of it all, with thanks for the bother.
The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.
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