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quotation: “She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.” W. Somerset Maugham


She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

quotation: The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down hill. W. Somerset Maugham


The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down hill.W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

quotation: W. Somerset Maugham


A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

QUALITY: W. Somerset Maugham IMAGINING AND IMAGINATION


Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

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QUOTATION: W. Somerset Maugham


The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.

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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham


There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one’s means of livelihood.

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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham on lack of sympathy for others’ misfortune (quite primitive…indeed)


The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willingly avoids the sight of distress.

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“I would think further that preying on people misfortune, is a state of internal and internationally acclaimed pastime for the mongrels of power acquired by any means”

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965): Concealment (Moon and Sixpence0


No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.

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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Youth


When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.

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Who said what and sometimes why: W. Somerset Maugham on guess what? …Yes, Marriage…


Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit of it.

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Today’s Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Writing Is a Calling


   We do not write because we want to;
   we write because we have to.

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W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Occasional Excess


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

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Today’s Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham on “When pretending catches”


Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

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