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American Writer, 1902-1984
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A big iron needle stitching the country together.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.”

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