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If you only tell people often enough that they must do such and such a thing, they
will end by doing it, and never ask you why. And if you only tell people often
enough that such and such a thing is right, they will end by believing you; and ...
His epithets are seldom subtle, and seldom discover in the object a new or
striking quality; he uses them purely as decoration, and he repeats them over and
over again, as if they were not living, necessary things, but merely conventional ...
It was a precious thing to be able to get one's breath. But on a sudden the boat
rolled right round again, and the same thing repeated itself. The few moments'
respite had helped me, and I was able to struggle a little longer. Then again I ...
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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