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They say that life is short; to those who look back it may seem short enough ; but
to those who look forward, it is horribly long, endless. Sometimes one feels one
cannot endure it. Why cannot one fall asleep and never, never again wake?
They look like bankrupt stock from the suburbs of Vienna or Berlin. ... looks a
good-natured crowd, easy-going and patient; I shouldn't imagine that they had
the quick temper of the crowd in Paris which may so easily grow ugly and violent,
and I ...
a squarish, irregular, weather-beaten face, but a good-natured and amiable
though rather obstinate, look. He speaks seldom, and then slowly, in a pleasant
voice. He is more at home with patois than with French. He has large, grimy
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review