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He Said That? 7/4/16

From Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English playwright, novelist, and short story writer, Of Human Bondage (1915):

You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist.

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Stronger Showing

“The best style is the style you don’t notice.”

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
W. Somerset Maugham… 387 more words

Producing Inspiration

“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. ‘I write only when inspiration strikes,’ he replied. ‘Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.’ 435 more words

The Constant Wife

We saw The Constant Wife last night. I loved the sets and the costumes, almost as much as the performances. I’m very partial to the Gate Theatre and we ate in  45 more words


When I was young I pretended to know everything. It often got me into trouble and made me look a fool. I think one of the most useful discoveries I ever made was how easy it is to say: “I don’t know.” I never noticed that it made anyone think the worse of me.

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Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham’s timeless classic is a beautiful story of life; the pain and struggles of dealing with uncontrollable circumstances, the challenges of conquering personal goals, the achievements, the conflict of inner emotions and outer obstacles, the beauty of love, and the glory of discovering the meaning of life. ★★★★★

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