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Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.


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Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.
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It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing.... It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing.
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But that was how it was in a workaday Britain generally addicted to merit, rather than one increasingly enslaved to notions of entitlement. In the deepest part of themselves, all classes now are devoted to leisure, as if proper and difficult occupation has become one of the enemies of modern selfhood. The secret of being miserable, ... is to have leisure to bother whether you are happy or not.
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He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
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I sold flowers. I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me I'm not fit to sell anything else.
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Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm.
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