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PETER STRAUB
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
HERB CAEN
I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.
DAVID ANTIN
I had the idea in my twenties that a writer could immediately become the late Henry James. Henry Jam...
CYNTHIA OZICK
I liked teaching Henry James. When you look down at a Henry James novel from a helicopter height, yo...
HELEN VENDLER
I have only read very classic traditional English ghost stories, other than Henry James, who wrote s...
SUSAN HILL
The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reig...
PHILIP GUEDALLA
I've always loved Dickens. And Henry James. Tolstoy, Dostoevski.
NORMAN ROCKWELL
A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS
A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS
A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS
I've never managed to get very far with Henry James.
SARAH WATERS
Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Henry James was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.
WILLIAM FAULKNER
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he...
NEIL CROSS
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
OSCAR WILDE
And it's impossible for me to read Henry James.
NORMAN MACCAIG
There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
PETER DE VRIES
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
OSCAR WILDE
Patience and Gentleness is Power. - Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt),
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites. [Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mor...
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS (CURTIS RUFUS QUINTUS)
The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites. [Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam ...
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS (CURTIS RUFUS QUINTUS)
There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you
PETER DE VRIES
James's critical genius comes out most tellingly in his mastery over, his baffling escape from, Idea...
T.S. ELIOT
Central depth of purple, Leaves more bright than rose, Who shall tell what brightest thought ...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
If the hand of God had come down from heaven and smacked him dead, James could not have been more su...
CATHY MAXWELL
She raised her hand to cut me off. "I am aware of your epistolary flirtation. Which is all well and ...
DAVID LEVITHAN
Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
So Henry," Puck said as he kicked off his shoes and propped his smelly feet on the kitchen table. "I...
MICHAEL BUCKLEY
Take it easy, friend," siad Peter, regaining his balance, quickly understanding the condition Henry ...
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There was a period... when I used to say, with as much ferocity as I could muster, 'I hate Henry...
CYNTHIA OZICK
The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
CHARLOTTE CURTIS
Capitalism in Russia has spawned far more Al Capones than Henry Fords.
DAVID REMNICK
He who lives more lives than one
More deaths than one must die
OSCAR WILDE
A trio of reputations lie at the heart of Henry James's 'The Portrait of a Lady.'
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ANTONIA FRASER
For he who lives more lives than one
More deaths than one must die.
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What was that about?" Henry's voice came out higher than he would have liked.
"Shh." Peter's ey...
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You can't learn to write in college. It's a very bad place for writers because the teachers ...
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He is a great artist. He may be the finest artist among American writers since William Faulkner and ...
HAROLD BLOOM
Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.
H. L. MENCKEN
Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.
MARK TWAIN
On a book by Henry James: "Once you put it down, you simply can't pick it up.
MARK TWAIN
Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.
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He wanted to be a great architect and design great public buildings. Instead, he was doing a lot of ...
RICHARD WILSON
Don't forget to give Neville our love!' Ginny told James as she hugged him.
'Mum! I can't give ...
J.K. ROWLING
She is very plain. What does Henry see in her?'"
"He thinks she's stupid. He finds it restful.
HILARY MANTEL
i have laughed
more than daffodils
and cried more than June.
SANOBER KHAN
And I watch my words from a long way off.
They are more yours than mine.
They climb on my ...
PABLO NERUDA
The first time I met James Franco, he was dressed like James Dean. He was James Dean, literally, fil...
BILL HADER
Catherine had never wanted comfort more, and [Henry] looked as if he was aware of it.
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Henry is about letting the guy off the hook, a song about being unworthy, ... It's common knowledge ...
BIF NAKED
Never slap a man who chews tobacco.
WILLARD SCOTT
Enter RUMOUR, painted full of tongues."

[Stage direction, Henry IV, Part 2, Induction<...
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Nothing would please me more than watching James for two weeks, ... I'd be doing backflips if James ...
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quarrel less than others,
fight less than others,<...
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
All my life
I have been restless-
I have felt there is something
more wonderful than ...
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Don’t speak till you are spoken to.
Myself, I do ...
T.S. ELIOT
and when he
catches me
off guard
and says
'i love you'
i catch him
off...
DAVID LEVITHAN
He bites his tongue who speaks in haste.
TURKISH PROVERB
The blood more stirs To rouse a lion than to start a hare! -King Henry IV. Part I. Act i. Sc. 3.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Henry...your father was a brave man."
He continued attacking the metal with a sledgehammer, bru...
SARAH BLAKLEY-CARTWRIGHT
The work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.
[on James Joyce's Ulysses]
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My tendencies are much more the Henry James thing, where we sit in silence at the table for three mi...
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The lawyer refused to tell me my brother's name, and my colleagues started a betting pool. The l...
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I’m not going anywhere.” Gently, he stroked her back, cradled her head. Was there anything more ...
J.D. ROBB
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I feel more comfortable with my clothes off than on!
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You want a piece of all this fabulousness?" He gestured to himself. "Well, my best friend com...
CASSANDRA CLARE
He glued the chair to my ass."
Silence.
"Is it still...attached?"
"I can't get it off...
ILONA ANDREWS
The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
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Why do you call her 'love'?" James asks. "I've heard you say that before, too. A lot. Are you in lov...
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Excellence can be obtained if you:
...care more than others think is wise;
...risk more than...
KAREN RAVN
Stay away from her."
"Okay."
"Keep your hands off her."
"I'll try."
He scowled a...
JENNIFER ECHOLS
I love you much
most beautiful darling
more than anyone on the earth
and I like yo...
E.E. CUMMINGS
I know,” he said, looking down at himself — skin like papier-mache, ribs like violin strings. ...
CASSANDRA CLARE
We are Lilies fair, The flower of virgin light; Nature held us forth, and said, "Lo! my...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
Henry James and Edith Wharton are huge for me because they gave me a way to understand America while...
CLAIRE MESSUD
Happiness is a habit,
it’s more than fleeting,
more than a disintegrating lozenge.
BRIAN D'AMBROSIO
Owen," Henry said excitedly, "I think Coach wants you to hit for Meccini."

Owen closed CHAD HARBACH
I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express...
CHARLOTTE BRONTë
To loathe the taste of sweetness, whereof a little More than a little is by much too much. -King He...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He's a clever little thing, isn't he?"
She leaned in to drop a kiss on the kitten's soft head, ...
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I think these lures attract larger fish. I could go to a small tube jig and get more bites, but more...
BOB CARNES
Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with deeper fangs than freedom never endangered
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just f...
ANTONIA FRASER
My Zombie apocalypse plan is simple but effective; I fully intend to die in the very first wave.
GRAHAM PARKE
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 ye...
LESLIE FIEDLER
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted. Henry Iv
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
My hands are in his hair and his arms wrap around my waist tighter. I know what Henry does to me. I...
LAUREN HAMMOND
Mark it, nuncle.
Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I didn't go to university; I hardly went to school, but I grew up among people well versed in He...
EMMA TENNANT
Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.
CICERO
Megan, I love you,. I will always love you."
I swallowed hard.
"Scared?" He asked.
"Y...
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