Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30,
1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular
fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and
by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. In her fiction, she often used
real historical events or persons. Taylor Caldwell's best-known works
include Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician (about
Saint Luke), and The Captains and the Kings. Her last major
novel, Answer as a Man, appeared in 1980 (Click
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A man who feels, views life as a tragedy. A man who thinks, views life
as a comedy.
A statement that is repugnant to one's beliefs can be as true as one
that is pleasurable.
A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his
neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.
Are we not all desperate one way or another?
Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally
decides when virtue shall die.
Despair is sometimes the great energizer of the mind, though sometimes
its flowering may be sterile.
Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon
humanity, time without end.
Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
Honest men live on charity in their age; the almshouses are full of men
who never stole a copper penny. Honest men are the fools and the saints.
I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to
I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray
I've always enjoyed poor health.
If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.
In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being
a prey to outrageous fortune.
It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss
ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now
on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn
back? It is up to you.
It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute
security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery.
It is not always wise to appear singular.
It's a funny thing about love: you don't need to have it returned to
love somebody. Loving's enough.
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living...
The American insanity for Loving Everybody is ruining my good temper and
delivering my stomach to enormous bouts with acidity.
The more wants a man has, the less freedom.
The world is a penal institution.
You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends
on what kind of person you are.
Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest
adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble
and the learned.
Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an
impulse to tickle themselves.
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