William Saroyan was an American author. The setting of many of his stories and plays was Fresno, California , the center of Armenian-American life in California and where he grew up.
When The Literary Digest inquired about the pronunciation of his name, he replied "In Armenian it is sor-row'yan, accent on yan. In America, it is mispronounced with the accent on 'roy.'"
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“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”
“If you're alive, you can't be bored in San Francisco. If you're not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.”
“Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world.”
“Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them, with them, and so there is something more to the world again.”
“I'm not the kind of guy to knock at a door and then when the door is opened not go in.”
“If you can measure it, don't. If you can weigh it, it isn't worth the bother. It isn't what you're after. It isn't going to get it.”
“One of us is obviously mistaken.”
“Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child”
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“In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.”
“The role of art is to make a world which can be tolerated.”
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