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.
The Genius (1915) The University of Illinois Press, 2004, ISBN 0-252-03100-8, p. 734
Oh, the moon is fair tonight along the Wabash, From the fields there comes the breath of new-mown hay; Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming On the banks of the Wabash, far away.Theodore Dreiser
I acknowledge the Furies. I believe in them. I have heard the disastrous beating of their wings.Theodore Dreiser
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.Theodore Dreiser
Shakespeare, I come!Theodore Dreiser
Dreiser wanted to write the next great American novel, and his desperation pervades [ Sister Carrie ] like an unsavory pit stain.Theodore Dreiser
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