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American expatriate writer 1843-1916
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“New York is appalling, fantastically charmless and elaborately dire”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“She ordered a cup of tea, which proved excessively bad, and this gave her a sense that she was suffering in a romantic cause.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The ever important murmur, "Dramatize it, dramatize it!"”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No sovereign, no court, no personal loyalty, no aristocracy, no church, no clergy, no army, no diplomatic service, no country gentlemen, no palaces, no castles, nor manors, nor old country-houses, nor parsonages, nor thatched cottages nor ivied ruins; no cathedrals, nor abbeys, nor little Norman churches; no great Universities nor public schools / no Oxford, nor Eton, nor Harrow; no literature, no novels, no museums, no pictures, no political society, no sporting class / no Epsom nor Ascot! Some such list as that might be drawn up of the absent things in American life.”

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