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If you have ever watched an artist constructing with bits of cold stone a beautiful living picture you know that he works faithful ...
Life direct...is what Flaubert and Joyce have convinced themselves the man may never get quite clear of but the artist has nothing ...
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality an ...
It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afte ...
A nation is not a person, but it manifests certain personal traits, especially since it is a more organic phenomenon than a state. ...
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. W ...
When Shakespeare copied chroniclers verbatim, it was because he knew they were good enough for his audiences. In a more polished a ...
Ah, the truth, what a thing it is! I sacrifice so much for it, with people: I forego, for truth's sake, discretion, loyalty, diplo ...
The people of this country are too tolerant. There's no other country in the world where they'd allow it... After all we built up ...
It's so easy during those first few months to think that the problems will never end. You feel as if your son will never sleep thr ...
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