Quotation Explorer - 'Nathanael West'

...better a live bird in the jungle of the body than two stuffed birds on the library table. - Nathanael West
It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous. - Nathanael West
It was very sad under the trees. Although spring was well advanced, in the deep shade there was nothing but death-rotten leaves, gray and white fungi, and over everything a funeral hush. - Nathanael West
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