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You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.

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All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work ''comes'' to him.

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As a poet there is only one political duty, and that is to defend one's language against corruption. When it is corrupted, people lose faith in what they hear and this leads to violence.

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My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth.

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It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.

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Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.

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Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.

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Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

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The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.

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Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.

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Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.

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Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.

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