The USPS honored William Saroyan with a stamp in 1991. This stamp was issued jointly with Russia, (at that time, the Soviet Union) on the same day, May 22, 1991.
"Try to learn to breathe deeply; really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough." - William Saroyan
"Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play." - William Saroyan
"If I want to do anything, I want to speak a more universal language." - William Saroyan
"The whole world and every human being in it is everybody's business." - William Saroyan
"I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it." - William Saroyan
"The role of art is to make a world which can be tolerated." - William Saroyan