Sherwood Anderson Quotes

Most popular Sherwood Anderson Quotes

A man needs a purpose for real health.

purpose of life

One of the things man has to fight most bitterly is the influence of those who love him.
— Sherwood Anderson

influence

There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped.

thinking

People who have few possessions cling tightly to those they have. That is one of the facts that make life so discouraging.

possessions

In every human body there is a great well of silent thinking always going on.... There is a deposit of thoughts, of unexpressed emotions....  There is a heavy iron lid clamped over the mouth of the well.  When the lid is safely in place one gets on all right....  Sometimes at night, in dreams, the lid trembles.

dreams (during sleep)