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My common sense suggested to me that it was anaemic stuff; behind those
elaborate, gracious periods I was conscious of a tired, wan personality. I was
young, lusty and energetic; I wanted fresh air, action, violence, and I found it hard
Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid,
deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room. But
Walter Pater was a feeble creature: it is unnecessary to condemn him with
intensity. I dislike him ...
I desired to feel the common pains and enjoy the common pleasures that are part
of the common human lot. I saw no reason to subordinate the claims of sense to
the tempting lure of spirit and I was determined to get whatever fulfilment I could ...
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