Stegner on Obligations


"I believe in human love and human kindness and human responsibility, and that’s just about all I believe in. Old T.S. Eliot talking down his high-church nose at the decent godless people! I’ll accept the godless if I can manage to be decent…. I just want to try to touch little matches to little bunches of human kindling. The political revolutions will blow us all up at last, probably, but I’m not working for any. The only revolution that interests me is one that will give more people more comprehension of their human possibilities and their human obligations."

–Leonard MacDonald in A Shooting Star by Wallace Stegner


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Husband. Father. Pilot. Cross Country Skier. Writer. Author of Outside Duluth and Down In It.
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