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Theodore Dreiser

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In your rocking-chair, by your window dreaming, shall you long, alone. In your rocking- chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel.

— Theodore Dreiser


A half-equipped little knight she was, venturing to reconnoitre the mysterious city and dreaming wild dreams of some vague, far-off supremacy...

— Theodore Dreiser


Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

— Theodore Dreiser

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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.

— Theodore Dreiser

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Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.

— Theodore Dreiser

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I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.

— Theodore Dreiser

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Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.

— Theodore Dreiser

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Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.

— Theodore Dreiser

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Nothing is proved, all is permitted.

— Theodore Dreiser

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In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.

— Theodore Dreiser

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Other interviewees included Lillian Nordica Emilia E. Alfred Kazin characterized Dreiser as "stronger than all the others of his time and at the same time more poignant; greater than the world he has described but as significant as the people in it" while Larzer Ziff (UC Berkeley) remarked that Dreiser "succeeded beyond any of his predecessors or successors in producing a great American business novel. ".

Dreiser's best known novels include Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925). Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27 1871 – December 28 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school.

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