I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all.
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I am not, and never was, and never could have been, a brutal scoundrel.
Although I could never get used to the constant state of anxiety in which the guilty, the great, and the tenderhearted live, I felt I was doing my best in the way of mimicry.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Solitude was corrupting me. I needed company and care.
We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.
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One man is as good as another until he has written a book.
People actually live with their id exposed. They're not good at concealing what's going on inside.
Philip Seymour Hoffman