James Salter Quotes

James Salter Quotes: One is seduced and battered in turn. The result is presumably wisdom. Wisdom! We are clinging to life like lizards. Why is it so difficult to assemble those things that really matter in life and to dwell among them only? I am referring to certain landscapes, persons, beasts, books, rooms, meteorological conditions, fruits. In fact, I insist on it. A letter is like a poem, it leaps into life and shows very clearly the marks, perhaps I should say thumbprints, of an unwilling or unready composer.
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James Salter Quote: I don't hold myself dictated to by what everyone is saying, by the tabloids or popular opinion. I don't like bourgeois values. I say you find your own way to live.
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Quotes about James Salter: There comes a time when you realize that everything is a dream, and only those things preserved in writing have any possibility of being real.
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Quote about James Salter: I don't fear death. I'm not obsessed with it the way everybody else seems to be. It's wrong to say
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James Salter Sayings: They are travelling cheaply, with that touch of indolence and occasional luxury that comes only from having real resources. They live in Levis and sunlight. Sometimes they brush their teeth in streams.
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