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Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 01/25/1882




 

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The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
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The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
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Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
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If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
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Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
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A woman must have money and a room of her own.
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A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
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Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
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There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
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You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort.
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Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
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Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
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There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
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The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.
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Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size.
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If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
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The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
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It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
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If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
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For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
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Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
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Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
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We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
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