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"Fame is a constant effort."

"The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice."

"There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire."

"I am not sincere, even when I say I am not."

"The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse."

"The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it."

"It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say."

"It is not how old you are, but how you are old."

"Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother."

"Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it."

"We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, "Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?""

"An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it."

"Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time."

"A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea."

"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money."

"As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more."

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."

"Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend."

"We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest."

"We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life."

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