'Where they got you stationed now, Luke?'? 'At the p-p-p-present time in Norfolk at the Navy base,' Luke answered,'m-m-making the world safe for hypocrisy.'
1929 Look Homeward, Angel, pt.3, ch.36.
Most of the time we think we're sick, it's all in the mind.Thomas Clayton Wolfe
My efforts to cut out 50,000 words may sometimes result in my adding 75,000.Thomas Clayton Wolfe
If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed.If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed.If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.Thomas Clayton Wolfe
You Can't Go Home Again.Thomas Clayton Wolfe
It was a cruel city, but it was a lovely one, a savage city, yet it had such tenderness, a bitter, harsh, and violent catacomb of stone and steel and tunnelled rock, slashed savagely with light, and roaring, fighting a constant ceaseless warfare of men and machinery; and yet it was so sweetly and so delicately pulsed, as full of warmth, of passion, and of love, as it was full of hate.Thomas Clayton Wolfe