Henry James

1843 - 1916

A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on people

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I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.

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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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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