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    Edmund Gosse
    “The man who satisfies a ceaseless intellectual curiousity probably squeezes more out of life in the long run than anyone else.”
    Edmund Gosse


  • #2
    Hjalmar Söderberg
    “We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.”
    Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas


  • #3
    Thomas Ligotti
    “To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person's humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humor may be.”
    Thomas Ligotti


  • #4
    Stendhal
    “All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.”
    Stendhal


  • #5
    J.B. Priestley
    “One of the delights beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going. Not to have an invitation for the dance, the party, the picnic, the excursion is to be diminished. To have an invitation and then not to be able to go -- oh cursed spite! Now I do not care the rottenest fig whether I receive an invitation or not. After years of illusion, I finally decided I was missing nothing by Not Going. I no longer care whether I am missing anything or not.”
    J.B. Priestley, Delight


  • #6
    Carl Van Vechten
    “Is a little experience too much to pay for learning to know oneself?”
    Carl Van Vechten, Peter Whiffle


  • #7
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “What do we any of us live for but our illusions and what can we ask of others but that they should allow us to keep them? [The Sacred Flame]”
    W. Somerset Maugham, Plays 1: Sheppey / The Sacred Flame / The Circle / The Constant Wife / Our Betters


  • #8
    Jean Cocteau
    “A little too much is just enough for me.”
    Jean Cocteau




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