A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one.
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The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
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To some extent I liken slavery to death.
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