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Maugham tended to see people as elements in a pattern, and when he glimpsed,
or could invent, a pattern in the lives he observed or encountered, he had a story.
One of his notes, for example, describes a successful and much-admired ...
Many are forced by the situation in which they were born and the necessity of
earning a living to keep to a straight and narrow road in which there is no
possibility of turning to the right or to the left. Upon these the pattern is imposed.
Life itself ...
The pattern is predetermined. It is only the artist, and maybe the criminal, who
can make his own. Perhaps it was a natural sense of tidiness that engaged me,
when still so young, to design a pattern for my life; perhaps it was due to
something I ...
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