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In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded. . . . He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance.

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The American father. . . is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.
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If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.
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One should never make one's debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age.
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Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as ofte
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All costumes are caricatures. The basis of Art is not the Fancy Ball.
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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
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