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James Branch Cabell Quotes





Art (literature) is not a branch of pedagogy.
[Writing]
 

No lady is ever a gentleman.
 

Patriotism is the religion of hell.
 

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
 

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
 

The optimist claims we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
 

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

There is no memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
[Risks]
 

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
 

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.
 

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

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.