"I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Leslie Fiedler on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Leslie Fiedler on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Leslie Fiedler on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Leslie Fiedler on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Leslie Fiedler on Bill Gates
"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
"Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical."
"I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake."
"It's funny to be a critic."