Monday, September 13, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941), novelist and short story writer.

"There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped."
Sherwood Anderson

"I don’t want to frighten you, but I would like to make you understand the import of what you think of attempting. You must not become a mere peddler of words. The thing to learn is to know what people are thinking about, not what they say."
- Sherwood Anderson

"In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful."
- Sherwood Anderson

"If a man doesn't delight in himself and the force in him and feel that he and it are wonders, how is all life to become important to him?"
- Sherwood Anderson

"It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect."
- Sherwood Anderson

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