Born Wednesday 24 November 1886, died Thursday 18 October 1973
Professions: Editor, Publisher, Writer
Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
I was as repelled by the French as I was attracted by their country.
My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too.
I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.