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(About Man, Power, Woman)

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.


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Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
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Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
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Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
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It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
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One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
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My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
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