Henry James

Henry James

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.More Henry James quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live only to suffer—only to feel the injury of life repeated and enlarged—it seemed to her she was too valuable, too capable, for that. Then she wondered if it were vain and stupid to think so well of herself. When had it even been a guarantee to be valuable? Wasn't all history full of the destruction of precious things? Wasn't it much more probable that if one were fine one would suffer?More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you forget to eat, you know you're alive.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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