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All Quotes by author - Logan Pearsall Smith
" A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent. "
" All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. "
" A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. "
" Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them. "
" Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own. "
" Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you. "
" Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. "
" Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste. "
" Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world. "
" He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave. "
" How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? "
" How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions! "
" I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. "
" If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. "
" If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. "
" It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. "
" It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in. "
" It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. "
" Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! "
" Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. "
" Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. "
" Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish. "
" Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior. "
" People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror. "
" People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. "
" Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income. "
" Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it. "
" The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. "
" The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends. "
" The newest books are those that never grow old. "
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