Charles Fort Quote
“Existence is Appetite: the gnaw of being; the one attempt of all things to assimilate to some higher attempt.”
The Book of The Damned (1919)
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Born: August 6, 1874
Died: May 3, 1932 (aged 57)
Occupation: Writer, researcher
Bio: Charles Hoy Fort was an American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena. Today, the terms Fortean and Forteana are used to characterize various such phenomena. Fort's books sold well and are still in print today.