The streets made me, and the streets stink, but I love them, for I was born in them out of flesh and I was born in them out of spirit.
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But the world was my home and I was glad to be in it.
I was never interested in the obvious, or in the details one takes for granted, and everybody seemed to be addicted to the obvious, being astonished by it, and forever harping about the details which I had long ago weighted, measured, and discarded a
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.
Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit.
He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.
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A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Our friends, the enemy.
Pierre Jean de Beranger