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Thomas Wolfe
(1900-1938) born on
Oct 03
US novelist. He is best known for his first novel, "Look Homeward Angel," 1929.
         
   
F
A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.

R
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
A
Men will often say they have 'found themselves' when they have really been worn down into a groove by the brutal and compulsive force of circumstance.
N
If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
K
Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Of Time and the River," 1935.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
K: In "21st Century Dictionary of Quotations," by Princeton Language Institute , 1993.
   


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