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James Branch Cabell

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The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

— James Branch Cabell

#pessimism #true

But with man the case is otherwise, in that when logic leads to any humiliating conclusion, the sole effect is to discredit logic.

— James Branch Cabell

#humor #humor

The only way of rendering life endurable is to drink as much wine as one can come by.

— James Branch Cabell

#life #life-lessons #wine #life

That moving carcass does but very inadequately symbolizes you....a subtle and immortal spirit.

— James Branch Cabell

#life #life-lessons #spirituality-of-imperfection #life

No person of quality ever remembers social restrictions save when considering how most piquantly to break them.

— James Branch Cabell

#life-lessons #personality #society #life

alcohol played the midwife

— James Branch Cabell

#cynical-humor #life

...[we] has left nothing durable to signalize his stay upon this planet. [we]eventually dies to the honest regret of [our] associates.

— James Branch Cabell

#death #dying #death

Our sole concern with the long dead is aesthetic

— James Branch Cabell

#cynicism #dead #death #death

While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.

— James Branch Cabell

#direction #enough #even #footprints #important

Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache?

— James Branch Cabell

#hearts #king #moustache #only #why

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"Once we understand the fundamentals of Mr. Fritz Leiber's Swords of Lankhmar was also influenced by Jurgen. Cabell is not a novelist at all in the common acceptance of the term but a historian of the human soul.

chase dragons precisely as stockbrockers play golf. Mencken disputes Cabell's claim to romanticism characterized him as "really the most acidulous of all the anti-romantics. " Interest in Cabell declined in the 1930s a decline that has been attributed in part to his failure to move out of his fantasy niche.

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