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  1. All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.

  2. There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.

  3. You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

  4. Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.

  5. A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

  6. Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.

  7. People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

  8. Any artist should be grateful for a na?ve grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.

  9. California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.

  10. There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.

  11. A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.

  12. Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.

  13. It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart.

  14. The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.

  15. I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.

  16. Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it -- they should, because they put it all in beforehand.

  17. Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.

  18. The fact that there are so many weak, poor and boring stories and novels written and published in America has been ascribed by our rebels to the horrible squareness of our institutions, the idiocy of power, the debasement of sexual instincts, and the failure of writers to be alienated enough. The poems and novels of these same rebellious spirits, and their theoretical statements, are grimy and gritty and very boring too, besides being nonsensical, and it is evident by now that polymorphous sexuality and vehement declarations of alienation are not going to produce great works of art either.

  19. In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.

  20. As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting -- the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near.

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  21. Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.

  22. All human accomplishment has this same origin, identically. Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy? Imagination, imagination, imagination! It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems!

  23. No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.

  24. If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

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