Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
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- If egotism means a terrific interest in one’s self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- We need a sense of the value of time — that is, of the best way to divide one’s time into one’s various activities.
- Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
- Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
- Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
- It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.