Why do those people guess so much and shave so little, and are so disdainful of hearing aids?
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Beauty plus pity -- that is the closest we can get to a definition of art.
The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
If you want to make a movie out of my book, have one of these faces gently melt into my own, while I look.
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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