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Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form ...   Life
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.   Life
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to l...   Nature
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.   Death
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the ...   Life
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.   Life
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their f...   Life
Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can eve...   Life
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arroganc...   Life
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.   Life
The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restrict...   Life
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the yo...   Life
The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it ...   Life
The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the huma...   Life
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces o...   Life
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the g...   Life
The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took it...   Life
There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating th...   Life
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.   Life
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporte...   Life
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shi...   Art
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afrai...   Life
Where there is great love there are always miracles.   Life
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.   Love
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and ...   Life