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Reading is one of those things that fills you up with lots of ideas and pondering. As a translator, I have always marvelled at the power of language but these days I haven’t read books that used the full potential of language. 230 more words


Inspiration and hot pink

One of those postcards on Facebook this morning got me thinking. Then another blogger friend, Dreaming Fully Awake, was asking us where we get our inspiration. 656 more words

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.”

– Somerset Maugham

The world of Le Carre's spies.

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”  

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The person who gives everyone a piece of his mind ends up with a vaccum. – Herbert V.Prochnew,Jr.

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. –

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FUN WITH LANGUAGE (players: Famous Writers)

Book Review: Of Human Bondage (Maugham)

Have I read this before: Yup! In fact, this was the very first book I read when I started my book list back in 7th grade. 253 more words


Ever wonder what Maugham meant by “Human Bondage”? If you read his novel, Of Human Bondage, it should have been obvious; but just in case, here is what is presumably the central argument:

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