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Quotation by W. Somerset Maugham
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), British author. Ashenden, in Cakes and Ale, ch. 16 (1930).
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