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Women excel more in literary judgment than in literary production,–they are better critics than authors.

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Would the departed never nowhere nohow reappear? Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme limit of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space, passing from land to land, among peoples, amid events. Somewhere imperceptibly he would hear and somehow reluctantly, suncompelled, obey the summons of recall. Whence, disappearing from the constellation of the Northern Crown he would somehow reappear reborn above delta in the constellation of Cassiopeia and after incalculable eons of peregrination return an estranged avenger, a wreaker of justice on malefactors, a dark crusader, a sleeper awakened, with financial resources (by supposition) surpassing those of Rothschild or the silver king.

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Writing is not literature unless it give to the reader a pleasure which arises not only from the things said, but from the way in which they are said ; and that pleasure is only given when the words are carefully or curiously or beautifully put together into sentences.

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Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

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Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.’ Jules Renard

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Yea, foolish mortals, Noah’s flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.

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Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold. I had half a mind to spend it by my study fire, instead of wading through heath and mud to Wuthering Heights.

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Yet habit–strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?

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You don’t want to love–your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.

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You have power, rank, command, influence; we have wealth, the source both of our strength and weakness . . . .

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You know about transmigration of souls; do you know about transposition of epochs–and bodies?

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You know who the critics are? The men who have failed in literature and art.- Benjamin Disraeli

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You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.

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You remember how he would trust strangers, and if they fooled him he would say, ‘It’s better to be fooled than to be suspicious’–that the confidence trick is the work of man, but the want-of-confidence trick is the work of the devil.

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You said I killed you – haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!

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You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous . . . .

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You see, he was going for the Holy Grail. The boys all took a flier at the Holy Grail now and then. It was a several years’ cruise. They always put in the long absence snooping around, in the most conscientious way, though none of them had any idea where the Holy Grail really was, and I don’t think any of them actually expected to find it, or would have known what to do with it if he had run across it.

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You, and those like you, take your fill of pleasure on earth by making the life of such as me bitter and black with sorrow; and then it is a fine thing, when you have had enough of that, to think of securing your pleasure in heaven by becoming converted!

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Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way . . .

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Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.

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