Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
DOB - July 21, 1899