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"The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art."

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"America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself."

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"Anybody can be good in the country."

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"Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness."

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"She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit."

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"This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again."

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"As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection."

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"They are so pleased to find out other people's secrets. It distracts public attention from their own."

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"He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there."

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"To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain low passion for middle-class respectability."

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