"I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Leslie Fiedler on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Leslie Fiedler on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Leslie Fiedler on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Leslie Fiedler on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Leslie Fiedler on Bruce Lee
"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
"I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis."
"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."