Stephen Crane Quote
“When it came night, the white waves paced to and fro in the moonlight, and the wind brought the sound of the great sea's voice to the men on shore, and they felt that they could then be interpreters.”
The Open Boat (1894)
“Unwind my riddle.
Cruel as hawks the hours fly;
Wounded men seldom come home to die;
The hard waves see an arm flung high;
Scorn hits strong because of a lie;
Yet there exists a mystic tie.
Unwind my riddle.”
Epigraph in The Clan of No Name (1899); published in the anthology Wounds in the Rain (1900)
“A man said to the universe:
Sir I exist!
However, replied the universe,
The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
A Man Said to the Universe, No. 20 - War Is Kind and Other Lines (1899)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsStephen Crane
Born: November 1, 1871
Died: June 5, 1900 (aged 28)
Bio: Stephen Crane was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.