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Born: 1926-03-31
Profession: Novelist
Nation: English
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There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.

Tags: Intelligence, Planet, Stupid

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.

Tags: Life, Time, Yourself

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

Tags: Anyone, Life, Questions

Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.

Tags: Accepting, Inhibit, Ought

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

Tags: Move, Nature, Seem

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.

Tags: Critical, Duty, Pretending

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.

Tags: Love, Men, Women

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.

Tags: Great, Misery, Time

An answer is always a form of death.

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Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.

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I don't think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me.

Tags: America, Best, English

In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.

Tags: End, Green, Simply

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.

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That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects.

Tags: Great, Men, Women

There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.

Tags: Common, Why, Write

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.

Tags: Poetry, Words, Write
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