Quotation by Henry James

The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it—this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.
Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. repr. In Partial Portraits (1888). The Art of Fiction (1884).
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