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)
Contributed by: marj
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.
Contributed by: Ziji
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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.
The final futility of fact.
Source: The Spoils of Poynton, &c.
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.
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