The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.
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In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
How sad it is I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it was only the other way If it was I who were to be always young, and the picture that were to grow old For this--for this--I would give everything Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give
Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.
His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.
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