Edward Dahlberg (July 22, 1900 - February 28, 1977)
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When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation.
Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.