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William Saroyan Quotes
Brief author info: William Saroyan (1908-1981) American short-story writer, novelist, playwright.
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The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
No enemy is so annoying as one who was a friend, or still is a friend, and there are many more of these than one would suspect.
In the time of your life, live-so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
I have never received a telephone call that justified the excitement and fuss of the electronics involved. If I can't see somebody I love, for instance, such as a daughter, or a son, I would rather receive a letter.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
Human memory works its own wheel, and stops where it will, entirely without reference to the last stop, and with no connection with the next.
The best that can be said for anybody is probably that you misunderstood him favorably.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
Chance acquaintances are sometimes the most memorable, for brief friendships have such definite starting and stopping points that they take on a quality of art, of a whole thing, which cannot be broken or spoiled.
Every artist is in everything he creates, and indeed if the truth is told, every person is in his life, in his work, whatever his work may be, and this is visible in his face, figure, stance, movement, and totality.
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There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
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It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
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