Edward Dahlberg

Edward Dahlberg

American novelist, essayist and autobiographer

Lived from: 1900-1977

Quotes: Edward Dahlberg

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    A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
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    Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
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    Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
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    Every decision you make is a mistake.
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    Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
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    Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
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    Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
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    Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
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    I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man.
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    Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.
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    It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
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    It takes a long time to understand nothing.
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    Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
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    Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
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    No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
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