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" A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent. "
" No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. "
" Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. "
" There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall. "
" Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise. "
" Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth. "
" The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence. "
" No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, - something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book. "
" The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven. "
" Youth is a period of missed opportunities. "
" Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life. "
" A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out. "
" Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster. "
" We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving. "
" The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure. "
" Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. "
" The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence. "
" A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends. "
" Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. "
" The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. "
" Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. "
" The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. "
" Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. "
" It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. "
" Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. "
" We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. "
" The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post. "
" There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say. "
" Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. "
" All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. "
" When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin. "