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You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!
Oh teach me to see death, and not to fear,
But rather to take truce;
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A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precook ...
So it is with books, for the most part: they work no redemption on us. The bookseller might certainly know that his customers are ...
Poetry presents indivisible wholes of human consciousness, modified and ordered by the stringent requirements of form. Prose, aimi ...
A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.
Anyone could lick a child all over as if it were a puppy or a kitten--but where had that thought come from? What a strange thing t ...
He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
And he snapped at me.
I acknowledge that the balance I have achieved between work and family roles comes at a cost, and every day I must weigh whether I ...
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