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The reason a writer writes a b...

The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.

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Not even the most powerful org...

Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.

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There is no spectacle on earth...

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.

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Is this not the true romantic ...

Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.

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If a man has talent and cannot...

If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has talent and uses only half of it, he has half failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.

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There are some people who have...

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.

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Le Corbusier was the sort of r...

Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.

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The notion that the public acc...

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.

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