The best Quotes by William Saroyan

The best Quotes by William Saroyan

William Saroyan (August 31, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film The Human Comedy. When the studio rejected his original 240-page treatment, he turned it into a novel, The Human Comedy. Saroyan is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

The loneliness does not come from the war. The war did not make it. It was the loneliness that made the war.
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Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good as someone else.
Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.
The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.
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It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure, hate, guilt, and fear.
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At his best, things do not happen to the artist; he happens to them.

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California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
Things are tough all over, cupcake. An' it rains on the just an' the unjust alike... except in California.
Silk Spectre in Watchmen -
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I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
That's the great thing about California, you can almost go to the mountains and almost go to the beach on the same day.
Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 Episode 11
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You know what's remarkable? That England looks in no way like Southern California.
Austin Powers in Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
It's the edge of the world
And all of Western civilization
The sun may rise in the east
At least it's settled in a final location
It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication
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I drank when I was pregnant with you, you turned out fine. There's everybody saying 'don't drink, don't smoke'. I swear - Texas is turning into California.
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
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Art is a way of survival.
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.
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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
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They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
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Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
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You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Elsa in Frozen -
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If we are all alone, then that's also somthing we have together.
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Since when was genius found respectable?
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The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.
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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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Not everything has to make sense. It's totally fine when it's fun.
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A good player knows how to win the game, a good character knows how to lose it, while smiling.
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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
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There's a lot of money to be made in scaring people.
Admitting your fears is the first and most difficult step in overcoming them.
Fear doesn't need conquering. Fear tells you where the edge is. Fear is a good thing.
James Gordon in Gotham - Season 1 Episode 1
Everyone is innocent unless proven otherwise.
Do not have regrets. Guilt is a wasted emotion.
Bea: "If I steal, I do it because my friends and my family need me to."
Watson: "Take a trip to the gallows, you'll have all number of murderers telling you they did it in the name of necessity."
John Watson in The Irregulars - Season 1 Episode 2
Hate burns fast and bright, and it might make you feel empowered for a while, but eventually it consumes whatever vessel it fuels.
There's a type of hatred that's similar to longing. It's impossible to stop.
Moon Dong-eun in The Glory - Season 1 Episode 1
Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.

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