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They destroy their persuasiveness; you would not believe a man was very intent
on ploughing a furrow if he carried a hoop with him and jumped through it at
every other step. A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written
My observation has led me to believe that, all in all, there is not so much
difference between the good and the bad as the moralists would have us believe.
I have not on the whole taken people at their face value. I do not know if this
coolness of ...
For the drama is make-believe. It does not deal with truth but with effect. That
willing suspension of disbelief of which Coleridge wrote is essential to it. The
importance of truth to the dramatist is that it adds to interest, but to the dramatist
truth is ...
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