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A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.   Life
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once...   Life
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures...   Life
Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on a...   Life
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and...   Life
Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.   Life
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.   Life
He types his labored column - weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: s...   Life
I do not 'get' ideas; ideas get me.   Life
I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed - and on...   Life
I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really lov...   Life
I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and put...   Life
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and co...   Life
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief tha...   Life
Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of...   Life
May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it do...   Life
Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.   Life
Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.   Life
Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven sympho...   Life
Several children present me with scraps of paper for autographs: obvio...   Life
The average politician goes through a sentence like a man exploring a ...   Life
The clerisy are those who read for pleasure, but not for idleness; who...   Life
The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself...   Life
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.   Life
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at ...   Life
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a ge...   Life
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.   Life
The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it ...   Life
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, ...   Life
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they a...   Politics
Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignoranc...   Life
Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been s...   Life
We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people w...   Life
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen...   Life
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.   Life