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Anyone aspiring to literary greatness should read 'New Grub Street' and weep.

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All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats.
Back
Bring
Coats
Happened
Hats
Heroes
Maybe
Men
Should
Ties
Wearing
Wore
Work
Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
Essential
Love
Much
Order
Rarely
Should
To Love
Why
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Continue
Die
Knew
Life
Our
Ourselves
Perfectly
Personality
Shape
Should
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Above
Accept
Defects
Exact
Failures
Far
Foretell
Go
Hand
He
Himself
His
How
How Far
I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.
About
Am
Anybody
Anybody Else
Else
Feel
I Am
I Feel
I See
I Write
Itself
Me
No Problem
Problem
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Anarchy
Beneath
Despot
Excellence
Given
God
Lies
Life
Middle
Neither
Nor
Praise
Should
You
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Assert
Know
Oneself
Should
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Able
Country
Justice
Like
Love
Should
Still
To Love
I'm more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But 'Steve Jobs' and 'The Social Network' have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they're making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.
About
Allowed
Case
Character
Comfortable
Find
God
Heaven
Jobs
Like
Making
Me
More
Network
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Beauty
Despair
Drives
Eternity
Glimpse
Like
Minute
Offering
Out
Over
Should
Stretch
Time
Unbearable
What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
Christians
Continue
Requires
Should
World
It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
Change
Come
Each
Expect
I Think
Less
Me
More
More And More
Other
Seems
Should
Think
Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.
Bliss
Could
Felt
First
First Love
Hood
If I Could
Known
Little
Love
Married
Perfect
Red
Riding
Civilization must be based on life. We should never forget that human life was created in and for millions of centuries, was nourished by primitive wildness. We cannot separate ourselves from this ancestral background.
Background
Based
Cannot
Centuries
Civilization
Created
Forget
Human
Human Life
Life
Millions
Must
Never
Never Forget
I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionists in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have a reasonable chance of winning.
America
Chance
Criticized
Enter
Know
Reasonable
Say
Should
Unless
War
Will
Winning
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
Appear
Before
Board
Every
Existence
Five
Justify
Obliged
Our
Pain
Should
Years
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Ax
Book
Frozen
Sea
Serve
Should
Us
Within
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
About
Advice
Anything
He
Knows
Pope
Sex
Should
Take
Why
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
Apologizing
Around
Bores
Feet
Fools
Genius
Goes
Having
Incessantly
Inclined
Large
Later
Life
Raise
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Asked
Attributed
Because
Bed
Eye
He
His
Longevity
Man
Most
Nights
Ninety
Old
Reckon
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
Bachelors
Function
Go
Home
Husbands
Know
Like
Make
Out
Proper
Reasons
Should
Stay
Stay-At-Home
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
Act
Clear
Desire
Except
He
Livelihood
Man
Me
Means
Should
Stage
Whole
Why
World
Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I can have as many women as I want?
I Can
Limit
Many
Myself
Only
Should
Want
Why
Woman
Women
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
Best
Failure
Fear
Hugging
Only
Purpose
See
Should
Votes should be weighed not counted.
Counted
Should
Votes
Weighed
If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.
Careful
Citizen
Clearly
Digestion
Efficient
Father
Good
Good Digestion
Her
Herself
Make
Natural
Nourishment
Organs
I have nothing against priests. In fact, I tried for a time to be one... It should be clear, then, that I respect, and am often fond of, the many priests in my life.
Against
Am
Clear
Fact
Fond
I Tried
In Fact
Life
Many
My Life
Nothing
Often
Priests
Respect
Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
Do Unto Others
Expect
May
Others
Same
Should
Tastes
Unto
You
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
Compare
Each
Expect
Experience
Lying
Men
Never
Numerous
Other
Rather
Should
Side
Them
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
Beat
Die
Grass
Grow
Had
Hearing
Heart
Human
Human Life
Keen
Life
Like
Ordinary
Other
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
Always
Best
Happen
History
Kind
Know
Look
Martyrdom
Men
Ostracism
Persecution
Read
Should
Thing
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
Come
Happiness
May
Prepare
Self
Should
Try
Whether
Without
There is a lot to be said for collaboration, and it should be seen as just another way to do things as it is in other forms of writing, such as for television, where it is standard practice.
Another
Another Way
Collaboration
Forms
Just
Lot
Other
Practice
Said
Seen
Should
Standard
Television
Things
One of the nice things about books as opposed to television and movies to some extent is it's not a passive entertainment. People really do get involved, and they do create, and they do have their own visions of what different characters look like and what should happen. It's great - it means their brains are working.
About
Books
Brains
Characters
Create
Different
Different Characters
Entertainment
Extent
Get
Great
Happen
Involved
Like
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
Considers
Contemplation
Had
He
His
Known
Life
Long
Long Life
Men
More
Much
Other
Read
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
Age
Allowed
Child
Coming
Coming Of Age
Father
Fiction
His
I Think
Legal
Mother
Name
Should
Take
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
Above
All Things
Belief
Enough
Good
Life
Man
Never
Not Good Enough
Own
People
Reckoning
Should
Take
A woman should be an illusion.
Illusion
Should
Woman
People always come up to me and say, 'you should do standup.' It's nice to discover things about yourself. That keeps everything lively and fun.
About
Always
Come
Discover
Everything
Fun
Keeps
Lively
Me
Nice
People
Say
Should
Standup
A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
Away
Bloom
Fade
Feel
Full
He
Know
Must
Only
Phenomena
Poet
Present
Psychologist
Roots
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Admitted
Among
Conversation
Good
I Think
Innocent
Lively
May
My Own
Own
Part
Pun
Should
Smaller
These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate.
Above
Case
Critics
Cult
How
Know
Moderate
Obsessive
Organize
Personality
Philosophers
Practice
Question
Should
I don't smile as much as I should, even though I smile inside a lot.
Even
Inside
Lot
Much
Should
Smile
Though
I was a very bad journalist. Awful. I would just invent everything. If I did an interview, I had a preconception of what that person should say and I would put my words in his mouth.
Awful
Bad
Did
Everything
Had
His
Interview
Invent
Journalist
Just
Mouth
Person
Put
Say
The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.
Demand
Devote
He
His
Life
Make
Reader
Reading
Should
Whole
Works
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
According
Also
Always
Animals
Been
Continuing
Done
Earliest
Eaten
Humans
Justification
Logic
Often
Other
I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.
About
Believe
Books
Children
I Believe
Introducing
Joy
Less
Less Time
Lifelong
More
Quality
Quantity
Read
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!'
Accepts
Am
Any
Art
Artist
Aspirations
Beautiful
Change
Duties
Duty
Force
He
Hidden
His
An actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
Able
Actor
Create
Hand
His
Palm
Should
Universe
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
Ambition
Each
Each One
Kingdom
Know
More
Our
Ourselves
Progress
Rule
Should
True
Us