Edward Dahlberg

Boston, Massachusetts
Edward Dahlberg
Boston, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser Iscariots than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.
11 November 2014
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
11 November 2014
The earnings of a poet could be reckoned by a metaphysician rather than a bookkeeper.
11 November 2014
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 impotents.
11 November 2014
We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
The ruin of the human heart is self-interest, which the American merchant calls self-service. We have become a self- service populace, and all our specious comforts—the automatic elevator, the escalator, the cafeteria—are depriving us of volition and moral and physical energy.
11 November 2014
What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful.
11 November 2014
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
11 November 2014
Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.

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