William Saroyan Quotes

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William Saroyan Quotes

How do you write? You write, man, you write, thats how ... If you practice an art faithfully it will make you wise, and most writers can use a little wising up.
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I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it.

— William Saroyan

The order I found was the order of disorder

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Lionel whispered because he was under the impression that it was out of respect for books, not consideration for readers.

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I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking away his identity? Are we sure it is desirable for a man's spirit not to be at war with itself, or that it is better to be serene and ready to go to dinner than to be excited and unwilling to stop for a cup of coffee, even?

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I'm no Armenian. I'm an American. Well, the truth is I am both and neither. I love Armenia and I love America and I belong to both, but I am only this: an inhabitant of the earth, and so are you, whoever you are. I tried to forget Armenia but I couldn't do it.

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The purpose of writing is both to keep up with life and to run ahead of it. I am little comfort to myself, although I am the only comfort I have, excepting perhaps streets, clouds, the sun, the faces and voices of kids and the aged, and similar accidents of beauty, innocence, truth and loneliness.

— William Saroyan

Babies who have not yet been taught to speak any language are the only race of the earth, the race of man: all the rest is pretence, what we call civilization, hatred, fear, desire for strength.

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There is little pride in writers. They know they are human and shall some day die and be forgotten. Knowing all this a writer is gentle and kindly where another man is severe and unkind.

— William Saroyan

Human memory works its own wheel, and stops where it will, entirely without reference to the last stop, and with no connection with the next.

— William Saroyan

Indians are born with an instinct for riding, rowing, hunting, fishing, and swimming. Americans are born with an instinct for fooling around with machines.

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People are people. Don't be afraid of them.

— William Saroyan

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