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A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist--nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writin ...
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
A man is not expected to love his country, lest he make an ass of himself. Yet our country, seen through the mists of smog, is cur ...
One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather ...
In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his ent ...
It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trot ...
The complaint ... about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is tha ...
A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry: it compresses all l ...
Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.
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