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W. Somerset Maugham
(1874-1965) born on
Jan 25
English novelist, short-story writer, playwright. He was an expert storyteller set in exotic locales; "Of Human Bondage," 1915 and "The Razor's Edge," 1944.
         
   
F
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

R
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
A
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
N
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
K
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "A Writer's Notebook," 1949.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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