Tom Wolfe Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Tom Wolfe Quotes and Sayings

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    A cult is a religion with no political power. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    America - It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see a painting. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Is not this the true romantic feeling - not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you? Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America - that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF
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    We are now in the Me Decade - seeing the upward roll of the third great religious wave in American history. Tom Wolfe | Refcard PDF






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