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But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?"A Room with a View"
Pathos, piety, courage, -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.A Passage to India, 1924
I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.as a small child
Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty.Howards End
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
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