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Somerset Maugham ... wrote somewhere that "Nobody is any better than he ought to be."... I carried it along with me as a working p ...
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Genius is talent provided with ideals. Genius starves while talent wears purple and fine linen. The man of genius of today will in ...
Dostoevsky reminds me of El Greco, and if El Greco seems the greater artist it is perhaps only because the time at which he lived ...
Impropriety is the soul of wit
What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably ... have go ...
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputatio ...
From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered w ...
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: yo ...
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