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The question , as with Proust , for example , is how we are to defend ourselves
against a view of love which is obviously true enough to shake our most
cherished assumptions about our relations with the people we care about .
Maugham was ...
It did not matter to me if the picture I formed was true ; what mattered was that with
the help of my imagination I could make of each person I met a plausible
harmony . It was the most entrancing game in which I had ever engaged . One
If this is true it was a great weakness in that strange and somewhat theatrical
character . It showed want of sense . For the complete life , the perfect pattern ,
includes old age as well as youth and maturity . The beauty of the morning and
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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