Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wise Words From Theodore Dreiser

The novel I've recently finished reading, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie", and which I wrote about in some postings, has a long commentary on it by HL Mencken, who quotes something Dreiser once said:
For myself, I do not know what truth is, what beauty is, what love is, what hope is. I do not believe anyone absolutely and I do not doubt anyone absolutely. I think people are both evil and well-intentioned.
For myself, I couldn't have put it better.

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