Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.
More Quotes from William Saroyan:Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world.
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.
My work is writing, but my real work is being.
Is the small town a place, truly, of the world, or is it no more than something out of a boy's dreaming Out of his love of all things not of death made All things somewhere beyond the dust, rust, and decay, beyond the top, beyond all sides, beyond bottom outside, around, over, under, within
A growing thing whose stages of growth always went unnoticed ...
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I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Norman Vincent Peale