All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn

God knows, people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp-following eunuchs of literature.

Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.

What we need in literature today are vast philosophic horizons — horizons seen from mastheads, from airplanes; we need the most ultimate, the most fearsome, the most fearless "Why?" and "What next?"