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Getting hit really isn't that bad. The worst part is getting beat.
If art has a purpose, it is to interpret life, reproduce it in fresh visions.
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
Bias, point of view, fury--are they ... so dangerous and must they be ironed out of history, the hills flattened and the contours ...
... research is never completed ... Around the corner lurks another possibility of interview, another book to read, a courthouse t ...
... my last work is no sooner on the stands than letters come, suggesting a subject. The grandmothers of strangers are crying from ...
In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given ...
The professors laugh at themselves, they laugh at life; they long ago abjured the bitch-goddess Success, and the best of them will ...
Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
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