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"When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first."

"All things truly wicked start from an innocence."

"Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something."

"Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock.""

"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

"Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment."

"Man is not made for defeat."

"Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you."

"There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know."

"I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true."

"There's no one thing that is true. They're all true."

"Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age."

"There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it."

"This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste."

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."

"All our words from loose using have lost their edge."

"But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

"In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."

"All things truly wicked start from innocence."

"The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food) and morale."

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