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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Acquaintance)
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The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Acquaintance)
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A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Affection)
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The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Arts and Artists)
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What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase? - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Autobiography)
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There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Baldness)
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How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions! - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Bigotry)
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A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Books - Bestsellers)
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Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Books - Reading)
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People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Books - Reading)
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Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Charm)
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What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Children)
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We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Conscience)
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There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation. - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Decay)
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How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! - (Smith, Logan Pearsall - Dreams)
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