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" After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. "
" Silence may be as variously shaded as speech. "
" The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing. "
" The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background. "
" There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. "
" Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. "
" I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. "
" My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. "
" The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. "
" Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. "
" Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. "
" The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. "
" To be able to look life in the face: that's worth living in a garret for, isn't it? "
" What's the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose 'em out. "
" Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. "
" There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny. "
" I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. "
" When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. "
" If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. "
" Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. "
" A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue. "
" I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting. "
" Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. "
" True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. "
" In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears. "
" Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. "