Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio

    Nina Antonovahas quoted6 years ago
    "You must try to forget all you have learned," said the old man. "You must begin to dream. From this time on you must shut your ears to the roaring of the voices."
    Nina Antonovahas quoted6 years ago
    reach out to companionship and love, driven almost mad by the search for human connection.
    Nina Antonovahas quoted6 years ago
    "antirealistic," fictions notable less for precise locale and social detail than for a highly personal, even strange vision of American life. Narrow, intense, almost claustrophobic,
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 months ago
    It was the truths that made the people grotesques.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 months ago
    That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as a truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were the truths and they were all beautiful.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 months ago
    The old man had listed hundreds of the truths in his book. I will not try to tell you of all of them. There was the truth of virginity and the truth of passion, the truth of wealth and of poverty, of thrift and of profligacy, of carelessness and abandon. Hundreds and hundreds were the truths and they were all beautiful.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted3 months ago
    He had a habit of talking aloud to himself, and early in life a spirit of quiet sadness often took possession of him.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted3 months ago
    From childhood she had been inclined to fits of temper and when not angry she was often morose and silent
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    The figure of God was big in the hearts of men.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    the importance of his own figure in some divine plan grew in his mind.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    vague, half-formed thoughts took possession of them.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    He remembered how God had come down out of the skies and talked to these men and he wanted God to notice and to talk to him also. A kind of feverish boyish eagerness to in some way achieve in his own life the flavor of significance that had hung over these men took possession of him. Being a prayerful man he spoke of the matter aloud to God and the sound of his own words strengthened and fed his eagerness.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    Being a prayerful man he spoke of the matter aloud to God and the sound of his own words strengthened and fed his eagerness.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    Jesse was but half strong. He could master others but he could not master himself.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    . It was the indefinable hunger within that made his eyes waver and that kept him always more and more silent before people. He would have given much to achieve peace and in him was a fear that peace was the thing he could not achieve.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    There was indeed good cause to smile.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    . A kind of crude and animal-like poetic fervor took possession of them.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    It is this—that everyone in the world is Christ and they are all crucified.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    "I want to fill you with hatred and contempt so that you will be a superior being,"
    nadakhorchani12has quoted4 months ago
    Do I not know human nature? Do I not know what will happen?
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