Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) American adventure writer

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If I had followed my better judgement always, my life would have been a very dull one. (Llana Of Gathol, 1948) - Edgar Rice Burroughs

In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people; they have no lawyers. (A Princess Of Mars, 1917) - Edgar Rice Burroughs

I write to escape; to escape poverty. - Edgar Rice Burroughs

I presume that it is the better part of wisdom that we bow to our fate with as good grace as possible. (A Princess Of Mars, 1917) - Edgar Rice Burroughs

They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality. - Edgar Rice Burroughs

No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature. - Edgar Rice Burroughs

The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue. (Tarzan of the Apes) - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Traveling through space is stupifyingly monotonous. (John Carter of Mars) - Edgar Rice Burroughs

It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness. (The Son of Tarzan) - Edgar Rice Burroughs