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W. Somerset Maugham



    Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

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    Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

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    Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

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    We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

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    The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.

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    Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

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    If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.

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    Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.

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