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A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every typ...   Life
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something e...   Poetry
America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look ...   Life
As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs...   Life
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books ...   Life
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best s...   Life
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represen...   Life
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.   Faith
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?   Life
I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and t...   Life
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them ...   Life
I have been racking my brains and can find no reply to this very reaso...   Life
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the p...   Life
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we...   Life
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my frien...   Life
It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools...   Life
It is the one orderly product our middling race has produced. It is th...   Life
Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice...   Life
Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards.   Life
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.   Life
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got throug...   Life
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the ...   Life
The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the ...   Life
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not histori...   Life
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and...   Life
There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for ...   Life
They go forth with well-developed bodies, fairly developed minds and u...   Life
This opera is my Nunc Dimittis, in that it dismisses me peacefully and...   Life
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can o...   Art
Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one...   Life
Unless we remember we cannot understand.   Life
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coa...   Life
We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and onl...   Life
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away...   Life
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to hav...   Life
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man...   Life
Where there is officialism every human relationship suffers.   Life
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material univ...   Art
Yes, oh dear, yes, the novel tells a story.   Life