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A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind.
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A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
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Hate novel as if it were a personal foe - it's so damned hard and moves so slow. I want to write plays that go fast.
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I never entertain the slightest fear of an obscure future. I'll be before the public eye in some way - and you know it, too.
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I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do.
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I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow - sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed - and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him.
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In the last century, Thackary, Dickens, Edith Wharton, James, all wrote of their own times and we have reliable records.
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Joe and Jojo and I had lovely day together. I love Joe so much - more and more.
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Now we have only the escapists, who write of happenings a hundred or three hundred years ago, false to history, false to human nature.
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Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
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The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
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The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same - dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits - the repetition through the ages is comedy.
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This book is enough to make a stone weep and if anyone should read it they would think the writer was indeed in pathetic straits.
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Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement.
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