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For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books ... finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria ...
Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I ...
Though Americans talk a good deal about the virtue of being serious, they generally prefer people who are solemn over people who a ...
... it is a commonplace that men like war. For peace, in our society, with the feeling we have then that it is feeble-minded to st ...
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
I have not much faith in women in fiction.... Women are so horribly subjective and they have such scorn for the healthy commonplac ...
His misfortune was that he loved youth--he was weak to it, it kindled him. If there was one eager eye, one doubting, critical mind ...
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that sho ...
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality an ...
My friend had a brilliant idea. This impressed me. It reflected an immense deal of credit on his brain. But when he expressed it, ...
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