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 :: 1843-1916, American Author

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Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
~ Henry James - [Money]

 

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No sovereign, no court, no personal loyalty, no aristocracy, no church, no clergy, no army, no diplomatic service, no country gentlemen, no palaces, no castles, nor manors, nor old country-houses, nor parsonages, nor thatched cottages nor ivied ruins; no cathedrals, nor abbeys, nor little Norman churches; no great Universities nor public schools -- no Oxford, nor Eton, nor Harrow; no literature, no novels, no museums, no pictures, no political society, no sporting class -- no Epsom nor Ascot! Some such list as that might be drawn up of the absent things in American life.
~ Henry James - [America]

 

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Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
~ Henry James - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
~ Henry James - [Civilization]

 

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People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.
~ Henry James - [Conscience]

 

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She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
~ Henry James - [Mistakes]

 

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Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
~ Henry James - [Seasons]

 

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The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.
~ Henry James - [America]

 

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The fatal futility of Fact.
~ Henry James - [Facts]

 

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The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
~ Henry James - [Books and Reading]

 

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The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
~ Henry James - [Fiction]

 

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The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it --this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.
~ Henry James - [Experience]

 

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The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
~ Henry James - [Men and Women]

 

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The terrible fluidity of self-revelation.
~ Henry James - [Introspection]

 

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The time-honored bread-sauce of the happy ending.
~ Henry James - [Fiction]

 

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Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
~ Henry James - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
~ Henry James - [Kindness]

 

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To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
~ Henry James - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.
~ Henry James - [Motives]

 

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To treat a ''big'' subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.
~ Henry James - [Theater]

 

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