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" A critic is a eunuch working in a harem. He watches it, but he knows he can't do it. Critics very often are failed writers and, like failed priests, they hate religion. "
" After the Spanish Civil War against Franco, a group of us got together: a group of well-to-do people who were sympathetic to the lost cause of a Republican state. We bought a convent in Toulouse and converted it into a hospital run by the Unitarians. It took care of the Spanish refugees who fled to Toulouse. "
" A man who will traduce those who stood with him in battle is not worth much. "
" Americans have no sense of history. And not much memory. They don't remember what happened yesterday. "
" I always thought that socialism here would be peculiarly American, with some reasonable, post-industrial evolution between working-class needs and market forces. It won't be bloody like the Russian Revolution. "
" I'm disenchanted with Communism and most other things. I'm cynical but not a cynic. I'm cynical about TV, Congress, and commercial peanut butter. "
" In L.A., you work like hell because there is nothing else to do, unless you're cheating on your wife. "
" It's been said that I am the most widely read writer of the 20th century. The number of books I've sold runs into untold millions. "
" I was born and grew up in the greatest, the noblest achievement of the human race on this planet - which was called the United States of America. "
" I was in federal prison in West Virginia for three months for contempt of Congress for a refusing to comply with a request of a Congressional committee of Congress, the House Un-American Activities Committee. "
" I was part of a generation that believed in socialism and finally found that belief corroded and destroyed. That is not renouncing Communism or socialism. It's reaching a certain degree of enlightenment about what the Soviet Union practices. "
" Like most thoughtful people who watch what's going on in Washington, venting is very necessary. "
" My books were attacked constantly by the Communist Party for not hewing to the Party line. I have never hewed to a Party line of any kind. "
" Since I believe that a person's philosophical point of view has little meaning if it is not matched by being and action, I found myself willingly wed to an endless series of unpopular causes, experiences which I feel enriched my writing as much as they depleted other aspects of my life. "
" The only thing that infuriates me is that I have more unwritten stories in me than I can conceivably write in a lifetime. "
" The play is a marvelous form, but it demands less than a novel. "
" The Rosenberg case had been orchestrated to an anti-Communist frenzy that matched the exuberant hysteria of the Nazi horror. "
" To be dogmatic about a cause you believe in at the age of 20 or 30 is not unusual. But to be dogmatic at age 55 or 60 shows a lack of any learning capacity. "
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