Henry James

1843 - 1916

A Quote by Henry James on living large and life

Feel, feel, I say--feel for all you're worth, and even if it half kills you for that is the only way to live, especially to live at this terrible pressure.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James

We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr.

To take what there "is", and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived - to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that - this doubtless is the right way to live.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on beginning, caring, and garden

Little by little, even with other cares, the slowly but surely working poison of the garden-mania begins to stir in my long-sluggish veins.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on language and words

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr.

Without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived, to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that, this doubtless is the right way to live.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on glory and simplicity

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on kindness and life

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on facts

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The final futility of fact.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: The Spoils of Poynton, &c.

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on happiness

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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