Nelson Algren Quotes

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Nelson Algren quotes: Heroin got the drive awright-but there's not a tingle to a ton-you got to get M to get the tingle-tingle. Heroin got the drive awright-but there's not a tingle to a ton-you got to get M to get the tingle-tingle.
Nelson Algren quotes: Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
Nelson Algren quotes: Since I'm essentially optimistic, I can't imagine a world in which man is totally decimated or degraded. Since I'm essentially optimistic, I can't imagine a world in which man is totally decimated or degraded.
Nelson Algren quotes: And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty. And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty.
Nelson Algren quotes: Without hesitation, Dove chose the nowhere road. For that was the only place, in his heart of hearts, that he really wanted to go. Without hesitation, Dove chose the nowhere road. For that was the only place, in his heart of hearts, that he really wanted to go.
Nelson Algren quotes: I don't know what kind of great I'm bound to be," Dove considered his prospects calmly, "all I know for certain is I'm born a world-shaker. I don't know what kind of great I'm bound to be," Dove considered his prospects calmly, "all I know for certain is I'm born a world-shaker.
Nelson Algren quotes: I don't recommend being a bachelor, but it helps if you want to write. I don't recommend being a bachelor, but it helps if you want to write.
Nelson Algren quotes: The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D. The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
Nelson Algren quotes: The only way I could finish a book and get a plot was just to keep making it longer until something happens. The only way I could finish a book and get a plot was just to keep making it longer until something happens.
Nelson Algren quotes: Well, we all have our good days.That one bad night can ruin. Well, we all have our good days.
That one bad night can ruin.
Nelson Algren quotes: It is strange how fragile this man-creature is ... in one second he's just garbage. Garbage, that's all. It is strange how fragile this man-creature is ... in one second he's just garbage. Garbage, that's all.
Nelson Algren quotes: There's people in hell who want ice water. There's people in hell who want ice water.
Nelson Algren quotes: The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
Nelson Algren quotes: (Chicago is) the only major city in the country where you can easily buy your way out of a murder rap. (Chicago is) the only major city in the country where you can easily buy your way out of a murder rap.
Nelson Algren quotes: To literary critics a book is assumed to be guilty until it proves itself innocent. To literary critics a book is assumed to be guilty until it proves itself innocent.
Nelson Algren quotes: Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose. Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.
Nelson Algren quotes: Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much. Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.
Nelson Algren quotes: I couldn't buy the lice off a sick cat, the cabbie answered from the very depths of self-deprecation. I couldn't buy the lice off a sick cat, the cabbie answered from the very depths of self-deprecation.
Nelson Algren quotes: The farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources. The farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources.
Nelson Algren quotes: I am against censorship. I don't think there is anything more stupid than censorship. I am against censorship. I don't think there is anything more stupid than censorship.
Nelson Algren quotes: When I burn please bury me deepSomewhere on West Division StreetPut a bottle beneat' my head'n a bottle beneat' my feet When I burn please bury me deep
Somewhere on West Division Street
Put a bottle beneat' my head
'n a bottle beneat' my feet
Nelson Algren quotes: I am the penny whistle of American literature. I am the penny whistle of American literature.
Nelson Algren quotes: I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday. I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
Nelson Algren quotes: Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
Nelson Algren quotes: The city divided by the river is further divided by racial and lingual differences. The city divided by the river is further divided by racial and lingual differences.