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It is the best of all trades to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn't take things too much to heart. He ...
I don't think I would ever write a book with what anybody could call pornography in it, because I feel that pornography is a cheat ...
"I spit
honey out of my mouth:
nothing is second-best
after the sweet of Eros."
Surely a gentle sister is the second best gift to a man; and it is first in point of occurrence; for the wife comes after.
"... But a coarse old man am I,
I choose the second-best,
...
I know some of my self-worth comes from tennis, and it's hard to think of doing something else where you know you'll never be the ...
I had been curiously depressed all day. In the night I wakened. First precise thought: I know why I'm depressed--nothing inspired ...
The best part of myself, that's what you are. Do you think I'm going to leave it to the vulgar pawing of a second-rate detective w ...
But what we gain'd in Skill we lost in Strength.
Our Builders were with Want of Genius curst;
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