Christopher Hampton quotes

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I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. I ...
I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, fal ...
I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn't pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how ...
I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succee ...
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervour and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prest ...
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