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Carl van Doren Quotes





The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
 

The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
 

The race of men, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
[Religion]
 

To all appearances, fiction is the native dialect of mankind, and the truth an esoteric language as yet but imperfectly learned and little loved.
[Truth]
 

Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.