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I was much struck by his insistence on the force of individual words . He liked the
stronger word rather than the euphonious . To give an example , I had written that
a statue would be placed in a certain square and he suggested that I should ...
I had heard Arthur Pinero and Henry Arthur Jones , both celebrated in their day ,
say to me identically the same words , one with a grim , sardonic humour , the
other with a puzzled exasperation ; the words were : ' They don't want me any
Words come easily to him and words suggest ideas . They are old and empty
ideas , but his practised hand can turn out an acceptable piece . He goes down to
luncheon or goes to bed with the assurance that he has done a good day's work .
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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