Theodore Dreiser - Quotes

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Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. ---->>>

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence. ---->>>

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance. ---->>>

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. ---->>>

Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely. ---->>>

Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason. ---->>>

Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave. ---->>>

Nothing is proved, all is permitted. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: August 27, 1871
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Die: 12-28, 1945
Occupation: Novelist

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency (wikipedia)