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We turn our attention away from our own defects, and when we are forced by
untoward events to consider them find it easy to condone them. For all I know we
are right to do this; they are part of us and we must accept the good and the bad
Dr. Johnson remarked long ago that it is much more easy to form dialogues than
to contrive adventures. Looking through the old note-books in which from
eighteen to twenty I wrote down scenes for the plays I had in mind I find the
dialogue on ...
I think authors are unwise who do not read criticisms. It is salutary to train oneself
to be no more affected by censure than by praise; for of course it is easy to shrug
one's shoulders when one finds oneself described as a genius, but not so easy ...
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