Theodore Dreiser was born 27 August 1871 and died 28 December 1945.
- Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- The most futile thing in this world is any attempt, perhaps, at exact definition of character. All individuals are a bundle of contradictions – none more so than the most capable.
- Only in rare instances and with rare individuals does there seem to be any guiding light from within.
- A thought will colour a world for us.
- Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
- Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives’ tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.
- Love is the only thing you can really give in all this world. When you give love, you give everything.
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