Theodore Dreiser

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Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.More Theodore Dreiser [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.More Theodore Dreiser [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were personally to define religion I would say that it is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance. (attributed)More Theodore Dreiser [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.More Theodore Dreiser [09/23/2011 07:09:54]
I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.More Theodore Dreiser [09/23/2011 07:09:59]
Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.More Theodore Dreiser [09/23/2011 07:09:08]
Nothing is proved, all is permitted.More Theodore Dreiser [09/23/2011 07:09:12]
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is proved, all is permitted.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true meaning of money yet remains to be popularly explained and comprehended.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Depend upon it; from every condition of distress or evil, there is a great reaction, and the greater the distress or evil, the greater the reaction.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will kneel and strike my breast, then touch the dust with my forehead; I will, I will. Only do not forsake me, oh god of beauty.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are to have no pictures which the puritan and the narrow, animated by an obsolete dogma, cannot approve of. We are to have no theaters no motion pictures, no books, no public exhibitions of any kind, no speech even which will anyway contravene his limited view of life.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The strong man wants to be allowed to DO; the little man wants to stop him.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Morality and ethics are nothing but footballs, wherewith people, strong people play to win points.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We who feel that justice is not being done have but one thing to do: that is fight, by argument, by example, by insistence on fair play wherever we have the power to do so. The rest is in the hands of the Lord, or nature, which swings, apparently, from one extreme to another.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nature, machine-like, works definitely and heartlessly, if in the main beautifully. Hence, if we, as individuals, do not make this dream of a god or what he stands for us real in our thoughts and deeds, then he is not real or true.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your writer, your scientist, your chief official, all have lost the power to revive the early illusion concerning fame and high place. Their beauty and delight is like the mirage in the heavens, only plain to the eye outside; within is nothing.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have seen youths bright eyed and fair groping after bubbles in rapture, and conceiving them diamonds and the glitter of fine jewels, until their hand closed over a something that was not to be felt nor longer seen, mere colored air.More Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of two things. Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worseMore Theodore Dreiser [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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