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“The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.”
“Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.”
“True individualists tend to be quite unobservant; it is the snob, the would-be-sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind”
“Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.”
“For tens of millions of people [television] has become habit-forming, brain-softening, taste-degrading.”
“In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice”
“Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.”
“The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy.”
“In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.”
“She ate so many clams that her stomach rose and fell with the tide.”
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