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WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
English novelist, short story writer and playwright
(1874 - 1965)
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The only way to eat well in England is to have breakfast three times a day.
      - [Breakfast : Eating]

He smiled and took her hand and pressed it. They got up and walked out of the gallery. They stood for a moment at the balustrade and looked at Trafalgar Square. Cabs and omnibuses hurried to and fro, and crowds passed, hastening in every direction, and the sun was shining.
      - Of Human Bondage [Books (Last Lines)]

The day broke grey and dull. The clouds hung heavily, and there was a rawness in the air that suggested snow. A woman servant came into a room in which a child was sleeping and drew the curtains. She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed.
      - Of Human Bondage (ch. I)
        [Books (First Lines)]

The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.
      - The Moon and Sixpence (ch. II) [Writers]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

The door opened and Michael Gosselyn looked up. Julia came in.
      - Theatre [Books (First Lines)]


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