Henry James

1843 - 1916

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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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. The third is to be kind.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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