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The normal is what you find but rarely. The normal is an ideal. It is a picture that
one fabricates of the average characteristics of men, and to find them all in a
single man is hardly to be expected. It is this false picture that the writers I have ...
corrects a misquotation and the connoisseur's pained look when someone
praises a picture he does not care for? There is no more merit in having read a
thousand books than in having ploughed a thousand fields. There is no more
merit in ...
And the greater his talent, the more powerful his individuality, the more fantastic
is the picture of life he draws. It has sometimes seemed to me that if posterity
wants to know what the world of to-day was like it will not go to those writers
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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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