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The fatal futility of Fact.


Henry James

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The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reig...
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I liked teaching Henry James. When you look down at a Henry James novel from a helicopter height, yo...
HELEN VENDLER
Henry James chews more than he bites off.
I've always loved Dickens. And Henry James. Tolstoy, Dostoevski.
NORMAN ROCKWELL
Henry James was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.
WILLIAM FAULKNER
A trio of reputations lie at the heart of Henry James's 'The Portrait of a Lady.'
TINA BROWN
The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
CHARLOTTE CURTIS
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
OSCAR WILDE
Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.
H. L. MENCKEN
Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
I've never managed to get very far with Henry James.
SARAH WATERS
I write longer sentences than most of the others, maybe because I probably like Henry James more tha...
PETER STRAUB
And it's impossible for me to read Henry James.
NORMAN MACCAIG
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)
James's critical genius comes out most tellingly in his mastery over, his baffling escape from, Idea...
T.S. ELIOT
Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.
MARK TWAIN
Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.
MARK TWAIN
Since I've moved here a Chinese takeaway on the main street has ominiously renamed itself from whate...
OLIVIA SUDJIC
I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.
DAVID ANTIN
I have only read very classic traditional English ghost stories, other than Henry James, who wrote s...
SUSAN HILL
On a book by Henry James: "Once you put it down, you simply can't pick it up.
MARK TWAIN
The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
CHARLOTTE CURTIS
We are Lilies fair, The flower of virgin light; Nature held us forth, and said, "Lo! my...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
futility.
ABU GHRAIB
This does underscore the fact that West Nile is a potentially fatal disease.
BOB KELLER
Henry James and Edith Wharton are huge for me because they gave me a way to understand America while...
CLAIRE MESSUD
... James Bond had very little to do with the navy at all: it was a convenient front. Bond was secre...
HENRY CHANCELLOR
You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers alwa...
RAY BRADBURY
It's a dangerous game Cherrycoke's playing here. Often he thinks the sheer volume of information pou...
THOMAS PYNCHON
Without the hope of posterity, for our race if not for ourselves, without the assurance that we bein...
P.D. JAMES
As bright examples of great qualities are but too uncommon among Christians, so are they singular an...
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Człowiek jest zły i cała jego działalność polega na robieniu niepotrzebnych rzeczy i gromadzen...
KURT VONNEGUT
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finis...
ANTONIA FRASER
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is o...
HERBERT SPENCER
It is vain futility to analyze the algebra of time.
DEJAN STOJANOVIC
There's no use complaining about the air when it's the only thing to breathe.
RYAN PRICE
Na początku Bóg stworzył Ziemię i oglądał ją z wyżyn swojej kosmicznej samotności.
I...
KURT VONNEGUT
Thinking you know when in fact you don't is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone
BERTRAND RUSSELL
He is a great artist. He may be the finest artist among American writers since William Faulkner and ...
HAROLD BLOOM
I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it...
AIMEE CARTER
Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fa...
GEORGE CARLIN
Henry James's later works would have been better had he resisted that curious sort of self-indul...
JOYCE CAROL OATES
My tendencies are much more the Henry James thing, where we sit in silence at the table for three mi...
CLAIRE MESSUD
You can't learn to write in college. It's a very bad place for writers because the teachers ...
RAY BRADBURY
My interior is very, very dense - Proustian-looking, sort of Henry James. The walls are covered in p...
HAMISH BOWLES
the sense of futility of effort and the sense of the necessity to struggle.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
I was almost a wife but lost the man. I was almost recognisable as a friend. And then I wasn't. The ...
EMMA CLINE
Henry shuffled the jewelled insect back out of his pocket. It amber heart warmed light through the p...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
I love long sentences. My big heroes of fiction writing are Henry James and Proust - people who reco...
JOHN BURNSIDE
Central depth of purple, Leaves more bright than rose, Who shall tell what brightest thought ...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.
LORD BYRON
With another shock of excitement, Harry saw Sirius give James the thumbs-up.
Sirius was loungin...
J.K. ROWLING
The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
But he had always believed in fighting for the underdog, against the top dog. He had learned it, not...
JAMES JONES
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
W.B. YEATS
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possibl...
ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
Futility. Uselessness. Bloody entrophy. Death matters, at least sometimes.
DIANA GABALDON
Never Trust Futility Above Optimism, Instead Think - Planning + Action = Results
DEAN S HAWKINS
We are slumberous poppies, Lords of Lethe downs, Some awake and some asleep, Sleeping in...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
He wanted to be a great architect and design great public buildings. Instead, he was doing a lot of ...
RICHARD WILSON
God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the devil, an...
WILLIAM COWPER
Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of reve...
NICK WECHSLER
The futility of action does not absolve one from the failure to act. -
JANETTE TURNER HOSPITAL
Henry Ford believed the soul of a person is located in their last breath and so captured the last br...
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
Not long after coming to Detroit, I heard of a museum of machinery in Dearborn which had been set up...
DIEGO RIVERA
Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.
CULLEN HIGHTOWER
We are violets blue, For our sweetness found Careless in the mossy shades, Looking on th...
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary, though there appears to have been space for ...
CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE
From seven in the morning until half past one the next morning -- that's quite a record time for a v...
DIEGO RIVERA
The battle is always the same, just with different chapters.
G. NORMAN LIPPERT
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford...
JEFF GREENFIELD
[…] as if the next thing must quickly come along to occupy her, or the abyss might open. What abys...
ANITA BROOKNER
Tis but a day we sojourn here below,
And all the gain we get is grief and woe,
Then, lea...
OMAR KHAYYáM
Never Trust Futility Above Optimism, Instead Think - Planning + Action = Results
DEAN S HAWKINS
Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Like everything else, we know the futility of money only when we have more than enough of it.
R. N. PRASHER
A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futil...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The distinction between literary and genre fiction is stupid and pernicious. It dates back to a feud...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
One moment of incompetence can be fatal.
FRANK HERBERT
Thou who hast The fatal gist of beauty.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just f...
ANTONIA FRASER
Henry Adams and the Making of America,
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
The Assassination of Jesse James.
BRAD PITT
She's around here somewhere. Check your pockets. She could be there. Sometimes she falls into these ...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
It wasn't that Henry was less of himself in English. He was less of himself out loud. His native lan...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Look at this,' Henry called from a few yards away. His voice was theatrically shocked. 'I have disco...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
I didn't go to university; I hardly went to school, but I grew up among people well versed in He...
EMMA TENNANT
Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
JENNY HOLZER
Henry Adams and the Making of America
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
There was a period... when I used to say, with as much ferocity as I could muster, 'I hate Henry...
CYNTHIA OZICK
...knew the futility of agonizing over why things had transpired as they had. What could have happen...
RAYMOND E. FEIST
Hello Henry. A jack of all trades.
CULLIE TARLETON
It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility
JOSEPH CONRAD
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
WILLIAM COWPER
It is fatal to forget the past.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
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To live only to suffer—only to feel the injury of life repeated and enlarged—it seemed to her sh...
HENRY JAMES
The girl had a certain nobleness of imagination, which rendered her a good many services and played ...
HENRY JAMES
One can't judge till one's forty; before that we're too eager, too hard, too cruel, and in addition ...
HENRY JAMES
If one is strong, one loves the more strongly.
HENRY JAMES
I always want to know the things one shouldn't do."
"So as to do them?" asked her aunt.
"S...
HENRY JAMES
Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very ...
HENRY JAMES
He was holding his breath so as not to inhale the odor of democracy.
HENRY JAMES
Ideas are, in truth, forces. Infinite, too, is the power of personality. A union of the two always...
HENRY JAMES, JR.
By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any stud...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order, is a very remarkable one.
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of w...
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
When the injured humerus is accompanied by a serious rupture of the overlying soft tissue the injury...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
Very often conditions are recorded as observable "under thy fingers" [...] Among such observations i...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of ...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which th...
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
The most celebrated system of jurisprudence known to the world begins, as it ends, with a Code.
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civili...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known grou...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
When primitive law has once been embodied in a Code, there is an end to what may be called its spont...
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be pun...
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
Life's to short for chess.
HENRY JAMES BYRON
Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress wi...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of whi...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
The attention given to the side of the head which has received the injury, in connection with a spec...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
Speechlessness, however, affirmed in the diagnosis, is carefully based on the facts of the examinati...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions.
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
Increase Mather, President of Harvard University, in his treatise on Remarkable Providences, insists...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can sh...
HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that ...
HENRY JAMES SR.
There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressiv...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED
the distinction between nerves and vessels was not demonstrated until the Third Century B.C., when i...
JAMES HENRY BREASTED