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I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I…
The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one…
People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You…
In art economy is always beauty.
To kill a human being is, after all, the least injury you can do him.
I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
It’s a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect.
The superiority of one man’s opinion over another’s is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
Life is a predicament which precedes death.
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
Ideas are, in truth, force.
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it…
The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its…
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue.
In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it…
I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I…
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