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Half the difficulties of man, half the uncertainties, lie in his desire to answer every
question with Yes or No. Yes or No may neither of them be the answer; each side
may have in it some Yes and some No. # I am never so happy as when a new ...
The answer generally given is the Bible and Shakespeare, sometimes from mere
hypocritical foolishness, but often for fear of being thought pretentious if the reply
is more original than was expected. I do not think K. would name the books ...
He took a little time to think of his answer, and, as I had already discovered was
his way, while he was considering it, talked of something else so that I thought he
was not going to answer. Then he said: “The Indian is not like the Japanese who
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review