A Quote by W. Somerset Maugham on life, soul, human nature, and travel

I was a stray acquaintance whom he had never seem before and would never see again, a wandered for a moment through his monotonous life, and some starved impulse left him to lay bare his soul.  I have in this way learned more about men in a night than I could if I had known them for 10 years.  If you are interested in human nature, it is one of the greatest pleasures of travel.

W. Somerset Maugham

Source: THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PARLOUR: A Record Of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong

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