Date of birth: 1902-06-18
Date of death: 1984-02-23
Quotes number: 31
A big iron needle stitching the country together.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free.
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Groan and forget it.
I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
If you train people properly, they won't be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier.