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.
- Because her instinct has told her, or because she has been reliably informed, the faded virgin knows that the supreme joys are not for her; she knows by a process of the intellect; but she can feel her deprivation no more than the young mother can feel the hardship of the virgin’s lot.
- It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
- A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
- 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.
- To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.