Quotes by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe

American writer and journalist

Alive from: 1931-

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
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    A cult is a religion with no political power.
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    A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
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    Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
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    Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
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    If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has talent and uses only half of it, he has half failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
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    Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
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    It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
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    Making the world safe for hypocrisy.
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    Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
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    One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
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    The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
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    The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
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    The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
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    There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.
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