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American Writer, 1919-1965
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[L]et my reader who is puzzled by my awkward explanations close his eyes for no more than two minutes, and see if he does not find himself suddenly not a compact human being at all, but only a consciousness on a sea of sound and touch . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Cocoa? Cocoa! Damn miserable puny stuff, fit for kittens and unwashed boys. Did Shakespeare drink cocoa?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is only with the eyes open that a corporeal form returns, and assembles itself firmly around the hard core of sight.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I never was a person who wanted a handout. I was a cafeteria worker. I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job. I have cleaned homes.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They stayed off the interstates because they heard that [those roads] were a mess,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They were worried that it might get stolen, so they kept it hidden in the bottom of the truck, ... When they refueled the truck, they went behind a building so no one would see them.”

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