Against whom was it turned Against whom did he conspire Tum-tee-tum. And once more - TUM ... I have not gone mad. I am merely producing gleeful little sounds. The kind of glee one experiences upon making an April Fool of someone. And a damned good fool I have made of someone. Who is he Gentle reader, look at yourself in the mirror.
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Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
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