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William Somerset Maugham. 1 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 ...
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 ...
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