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A collection of quotes by Tom Wolfe on art, romance, love, religion, vanity, attitude, women, glory, beauty, universe, history, and will.

44 Motivational Quotes By Tom Wolfe, A Wordsmith Whose Words Will Live On Forever

Famous As: American author

Born On: March 2, 1931

Born In: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Tom Wolfe was a prolific American novelist. His writings include many short stories, novellas, four lengthy novels as well as dramatic works. He is renowned for blending highly impressionistic, poetic, original and rhapsodic prose with autobiographical writing. He is regarded as one of the most illustrious writers of North Carolina and an adept of autobiographical fiction. He remains to be a pivotal writer in modern American literature. We have rounded some profound quotes and sayings by Tom Wolfe which have been excerpted from his works, interviews, public utterances, novels, stories, writings, books, thoughts and life. Read through the compilation of quotable and notable quotes and thoughts by Tom Wolfe on movies, books, death, vanities, documentary, new-york, conservative, life, success, flower, sleep, dark, looks, night, land, home, loneliness, America, country, literature, society, liberal, style and more.

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You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes.

Tom Wolfe

A cult is a religion with no political power.

Tom Wolfe

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Tom Wolfe

Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there's not going to be anything to apologize about.

Tom Wolfe

Put your good where it will do the most!

Tom Wolfe

A lie may fool someone else, but it tells you the truth: you're weak.

Tom Wolfe

Bullshit reigns.

Tom Wolfe

Sometimes we don't even realize what we really care about, because we get so distracted by the symbols.

Tom Wolfe

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

Tom Wolfe

The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.

Tom Wolfe

(W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I'm feeling inspired. It's mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write.

Tom Wolfe

If you label it this, then it can't be that.

Tom Wolfe

The world was simply and sheerly divided into 'the aware', those who had the experience of being vessels of the divine, and a great mass of 'the unaware', 'the unmusical', 'the unattuned.

Tom Wolfe

It's like a boulder rolling down a hill - you can watch it and talk about it and scream and say Shit! but you can't stop it. It's just a question of where it's going to go.

Tom Wolfe

The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That's not true with non-fiction.

Tom Wolfe

YOU ARE HEREBY EMPOWERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Wolfe

You can be denounced from the heavens, and it only makes people interested.

Tom Wolfe

Dear Mother, I meant to write you before this and I hope you haven't been worried.... I have met some Beautiful People and...

Tom Wolfe

America is a wonderful country! I mean it! No honest writer would challenge that statement! The human comedy never runs out of material! it never lets you down!

Tom Wolfe

It is either make this thing permanent inside of you or forever just climb draggled up into the conning tower every time for one short glimpse of the horizon.

Tom Wolfe

Don't just describe an emotion, arouse it, make them experience it, by manipulating the symbol of the emotion, and sometimes we have to come into awareness through the back door.

Tom Wolfe

Everything was becoming allegorical, understood by the group mind, and especially this: "You're either on the bus...or off the bus.

Tom Wolfe

The Yanks always wore neckties that leapt out in front of their shirts, as if to announce the awkwardness to follow.

Tom Wolfe

They're just beginning to open the doors in their minds" "But once you've been through that door, you can't just keep going through it over and over again...

Tom Wolfe

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.

Tom Wolfe

The road of knowledge leads to the palace of wisdom

Tom Wolfe

We are all of us doomed to spend our lives watching a movie of our lives - we are always acting on what has just finished happening.

Tom Wolfe

The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.

Tom Wolfe

Everything in everybody’s life is … significant. And everybody is alert, watching for the meanings.

Tom Wolfe

Vulgar, but not as vulgar as Louis Vuitton, thought Sherman.

Tom Wolfe

Beautiful people blossomed forth from out of the polyglot, people who really had a lot to them, only it had been smothered by all the eternal social games that had been set up. Suddenly they found each other.

Tom Wolfe

The sad truth was that the United States had not been reduced to a smoking rubble by the first World War.

Tom Wolfe

Everything in everybody’s life is … significant. And everybody is alert, watching for the meanings. And the vibrations.

Tom Wolfe

They were Archer's second set of children an d paragons of contemporary teenage cynicism. They enjoyed setting fire to the tails of tender thoughts.

Tom Wolfe

An intellectual is a person knowledgeable in one field who speaks out only in others.

Tom Wolfe

One day [Kahn] walked into a classroom and began a lecture with the words: "Light ... is." There followed a pause that seemed seven days long, just long enough to re-create the world.

Tom Wolfe

Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread.

Tom Wolfe

It's great to be a part of the greatest jackoff in history.

Tom Wolfe

Art is not eternal.

Tom Wolfe

His genius had only begun to flower. This was only journalism, after all, a cup of tea on the way to his eventual triumph as a novelist.

Tom Wolfe

The press in New York has tended to favor New Society in every period, and to take it seriously, if only because it provides "news.

Tom Wolfe

If you become indignant, this elevates you to the plane of “intellectual.

Tom Wolfe

There are going to be times when you can't wait for somebody. Now you're either on the bus or off the bus

Tom Wolfe

Art is a creed, not a craft.

Tom Wolfe