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We didnt starve, but we didnt eat chicken unless we were sick, or the chicken was
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Without heroes we're all plain people and don't know how far we can go.

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Would you say you have a "philosophy" Of your own? If so what is it?'
'If I have it's all skin and bones ... If I have any philosophy ... it's that life could be better than it is.

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Life, despite their frantic yoohooings, had passed them by.

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Who invented my life?

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Overnight business could go down enough to hurt; yet as a rule it slowly recovered
sometimes it seemed to take forever
went up, not high enough to be really up, only not down.

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The past exudes legend: one can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was.Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.

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It's one thing for a man not to know, not to have learned; it's another not to be able to live by what one does know.

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A writer has to surprise himself to be worth reading.

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Comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.

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All men are Jews, though few men know it.

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No use fanning up hot coals when you have to walk across them.

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We have in my country (Russia) a quotation: It is impossible to make out of apology a fur coat.

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