Henry James

1843 - 1916

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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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on character and determination

What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: The Art of Fiction

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

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: The Art of Fiction(1884; repr. in Partial Portraits, 1888).

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on citizenship and generations

Novelist-Citizen of Two Countries Interpreter of his Generation on both Sides of the Sea. New York April 15, 1843 London February 28, 1916

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: (City of Cambridge Cemetery; Cambridge, Massachusetts)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on history and literature

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on thought

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She felt in italics and thought in capitals.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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