The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
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It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.