Edward Dahlberg

Edward Dahlberg (July 22, 1900 - February 27, 1977) was an American novelist and essayist

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A strong foe is better than a weak friend.Rate it:
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.Rate it:
I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man.Rate it:
Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.Rate it:
Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.Rate it:
The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.Rate it:
There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre.Rate it:
Though man is the only beast that can write, he has small reason to be proud of it. When he utters something that is wise it is nothing that the river horse does not know, and most of his creations are the result of accident.Rate it:
To write is a humiliation.Rate it:
We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers.Rate it:
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.Rate it:
What men desire is a virgin who is a whore.Rate it:

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