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Allusion has been made to [Proust's] contempt for the literature that "describes," for the realists and naturalists worshipping th ...
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever b ...
An accent mark, perhaps, instead of a whole western accent--a point of punctuation rather than a uniform twang. That is how it sho ...
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding.
[T]he syndrome known as life is too diffuse to admit of palliation. For every symptom that is eased, another is made worse. The ho ...
One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
When much intercourse with a friend has supplied us with a standard of excellence, and has increased our respect for the resources ...
If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.
You will never get the crowd to shout "Hosanna!" until you ride into town on an ass.
The saddest thing the thinker can say to the artist is this: "So, could you not watch with me one hour?"
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