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Henry James, Jr.
(1843-1916) born on
Apr 15
English author. He was a master of the psychological novel and innocents abroad motifs, e.g., "The Portrait of a Lady," 1881.
         
   
F
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.

R
The advantage, the luxury, as well as the torment of the novelist, is that there is no limit to what he may attempt- no limit to his possible experiments, efforts, discoveries, successes.
A
The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern . . . this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.
N
She had an unequaled gift. . . of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
K
Ideas are, in truth, forces. Infinite, too, is the power of personality. A union of the two always makes history.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Hawthorne, ch. 6 (1879).
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: "The Art of Fiction," (1884; repr. in Partial Portraits, 1888).
N: In "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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