I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
You see, I am trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across - not to just depict life - or criticize it - but to actually make it alive. So that when you have read something by me, you actually experience the thing. You can't do this without putting in the bad and the ugly as well as what is beautiful.
DOB - July 21, 1899