Nathanael West Quotes

Nathanael West Quotes

Only those who still have hope can benefit from tears.

It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous.

It was very sad under the trees. Although spring was well advanced, in the deep shade there was nothing but death-rotten leaves, gray and white fungi, and over everything a funeral hush.

...better a live bird in the jungle of the body than two stuffed birds on the library table.

Art Is One if Life's Richest Offerings. For those who have not the talent to create, there is appreciation.

He read it for the same reason an animal tears at a wounded foot: to hurt the pain.

Humanity...I'm a humanity lover. All the broken bastards...

Her sureness was based on the power to limit experience arbitrarily.

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