Sherwood Anderson Quotes and Quotations
Interest in the lives of others, the high evaluation of these lives, what are they but the overflow of the interest a man finds in himself, the value he attributes to his own being?
If a man doesn't delight in himself and the force in him and feel that he and it are wonders, how is all life to become important to him?
I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
Work accomplished means little. It is in the past. What we all want is the glorious and living present.
It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect.
General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... "I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too."
What is to be got at to make the air sweet, the ground good under the feet, can only be got at by failure, trial, again and again and again failure.