Edward Dahlberg — American Novelist born on July 22, 1900, died on February 27, 1977

Edward Dahlberg was an American novelist, essayist and autobiographer... (wikipedia)

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.