jamesdeandaily

I’ve tried to understand why, even though Jimmy is dead, there are so many people who feel that he is living. I think the secret is that Jimmy’s personality was so strong as to be unforgettable. I know people who have only seen him on the screen, but they were as affected by his character and his attitude toward life as if they had known him. They say that he existed so forcefully that when they heard his name or saw his picture, something inside their hearts and minds would become active. - Nick Adams

I’ve tried to understand why, even though Jimmy is dead, there are so many people who feel that he is living. I think the secret is that Jimmy’s personality was so strong as to be unforgettable. I know people who have only seen him on the screen, but they were as affected by his character and his attitude toward life as if they had known him. They say that he existed so forcefully that when they heard his name or saw his picture, something inside their hearts and minds would become active. - Nick Adams