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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.
Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.
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The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.
Don’t call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it’s not sexist.
Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.
Esther liked books out where everyone could see them, a sort of graphic index to the intricate labyrinth of her mind arrayed to impress the most casual guest, a system of immediate introduction which she had found to obtain in a number of grimy intellectual households in Greenwich Village.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
A home without a cat-and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat-may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?