No writer in a free country should be expected to bother about the exact demarcation between the sensuous and the sensual; this is preposterous; I can only admire but cannot emulate the accuracy of judgment of those who pose the fair young mammals photographed in magazines where the general neckline is just low enough to provoke a past master's chuckle and just high enough not to make a postmaster frown.
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We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
There is a very loud amusement park right in front of my present lodgings.
All the information I have about myself is from forged documents.
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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Marcus Tullius Cicero