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He is fifty, but talks grandly of going to the front next February, and you are pretty
sure that in February he will talk of going in March. He spends his time chatting
with the guests and behind his own bar, where he can always be persuaded to ...
I suppose it is not improper that they should gratify them, but I think they would do
better not to talk about it.' # He told me that his wife was rather silent and that he
wished he could get her to talk. “Good heavens,” I said, “start reading a ...
Most people talk too much and old age is loquacious. Though I have always
been more disposed to listen than to talk, it has seemed to me of late that I was
falling into the defect of garrulity, and I no sooner noticed it than I took care to
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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