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Short Drive, Sweet Chariot Short Drive, Sweet Chariot by William Saroyan
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“When I began to wait to live I really began to wait to die.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“The Americans have found the healing of God in a variety of things, the most pleasant of which is probably automobile drives.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“This is a hell of a night. I don't want to leave it just to go to sleep.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“In getting from Windsor to Detroit there is a choice between a free tunnel and a toll bridge, which turned out to be a short ride for a dollar, which I mentioned to the toll-collector who said, 'One of those things,' impelling me to remark to my cousin, 'Almost everything said by people one sees for only an instant is something like poetry. Precise, incisive, and just right, and the reason seems to be that there isn't time to talk prose. This suggests several things, the most important of which is probably that a writer ought not to permit himself to feel that he has all the time in the world in which to write his story or play or novel. He ought to set himself a time-limit, and the shorter the better. And he ought to do a lot of other things while he is working within this time-limit, so that he will always be under pressure, in a hurry, and therefore have neither the inclination nor the time to be fussy, which is the worst thing that happens to a book while it's being written.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“The purpose of art is to give the traveling human race an improved map that shows the way to itself. If art isn't for *that*, what is it for?”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“There is no real freedom for the man who is in so much of a hurry that he is annoyed by the human race and by the hot glaring afternoon sun.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot
“Eating cherries on a hot July afternoon in Michigan is one of the greatest things that can happen to anybody, and here it is right now - three minutes after three - happening to ME, and to you.”
William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot