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Men will always grow old, and not feeling their age, insist on retaining the
perquisites of youth till they are violently wrested from them. Even though every
other reason for discord were removed, differences will arise in sexual matters.
No man ...
They incline to fat, and the women, graceful and slender in youth, with age
become very stout. When they grow old both sexes become ugly, like monkeys ;
and it is strange after the beauty of their youth. Perhaps age is only beautiful
For centuries satirists have been holding up to ridicule the ageing woman who
pursues a reluctant youth; the ageing woman continues indefatigably to pursue
the reluctant youth. She is not a stupid woman; indeed, she is a clever one.
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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