William Saroyan (August 31, 1908 - May 18, 1981)
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I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it.
The role of art is to make a world which can be tolerated.
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.
In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living.
She made an inside-out move from the 3-point line, drove in and made a little scoop shot. Running back down the court, I was laughing. I thought to myself, 'Wow, that was pretty athletic.' She's capable of doing that kind of stuff when she's on the floor, and that is exciting.
I will not grease the monkey bars
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me
W. H. Auden