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Logan Pearsall Smith
(1865-1946) born on
US-English essayist, editor, anthologist. He was a defender of the traditional English language and literary values; wrote "Milton and His Modern Critics," 1940.
         
   
F
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

R
There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
A
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
N
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection -- even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano -- is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
K
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than 60 years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Afterthoughts, "Myself" (1931).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature" (1931).
N: Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters" (1931).
K: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
   


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