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At their best they can only give living shape to the fantasies of their own minds. If
their minds are noble they can give you noble figures and perhaps it does not
matter if they lack the infinite complication of common life. I have always worked ...
The author seldom has the wish to give offence and he uses what means he can
to protect his originals; he puts the persons of his invention in different places,
gives them another means of livelihood, situates them perhaps in a different class
To aim at them for their own sake has seemed to give life some kind of sense.
Though it can hardly be doubted that they too have a biologic utility, they have
superficially an appearance of disinterestedness which gives man the illusion
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review