The Summing Up, Part 354, Volume 1
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Incorporated, 1938 - Authors - 310 pages
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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When I have heard judges on the bench moralizing with unction I have asked
myself whether it was possible for them to have forgotten their humanity so
completely as their words suggested. I have wished that beside his bunch of
flowers at ...
I asked myself what sort of part would be likely to appeal to a leading lady, and
having made up my mind on this point, wrote Lady Frederick. But its most
effective scene, the scene that afterwards made it so successful, was one in
which the ...
I was capable of no new development. I had sloughed the arrogance of culture.
My mood was complete acceptance. I asked from nobody more than he could
give me. I had learnt toleration. I was pleased with the goodness of my fellows; I
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