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 ...
More Quotes from William Saroyan:He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.
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
Whoever the kid had been, whoever had had the grand attitude, has finally heeded the admonishment of parents, teachers, governments, religions, and the law You just change your attitude now please, young man.
The simple fact was that if the song wasn't about me, I couldn't see how it could possibly be about anybody else, including the one I knew it was supposed to be about, and good luck to him, too.
A growing thing whose stages of growth always went unnoticed ...
Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.
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