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Henry James (1843 - 1916)
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Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
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Henry James
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
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Henry James
I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.
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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 are in a conspiracy to under-value them.
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It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
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She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
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She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table.
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Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
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Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
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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.
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Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?
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Henry James, "Ambassadors", 1903
There are women who are for all your 'times of life.' They're the most wonderful sort.
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Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fifth, Chapter 3
Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught.
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Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fourth, Chapter 2
Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.
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Henry James, from his essay about the rules of writing

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