14 Total Quotes

Mark Helprin Quotes

A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls - whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise
Mark Helprin
#Architecture

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.
Mark Helprin
#American Novelist

The arts community is generally dominated by liberals because if you are concerned mainly with painting or sculpture, you don't have time to study how the world works. And if you have no understanding of economics, strategy, history and politics, then naturally you would be a liberal.
Mark Helprin
#Community

And there was no reason for them to be dancing the Peter Lake could see, except that it was an exceptionally beautiful night.
Mark Helprin
#Reason

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
Mark Helprin
#American Novelist #Expression

If it wasn't for music, I would think that love is mortal.
Mark Helprin
#American Novelist #Love #Quote of the Day #Editor's Pick

The greatest fight is when you are fighting in the smoke and cannot see with your eyes.
Mark Helprin
#American Novelist #Eyes

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
Mark Helprin
#American Novelist #Life