1. 10

    You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.

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  2. 9

    I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, I will tell you a story, and then he passes the hat.

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  3. 8

    I wish people weren't so set on being themselves, when that means being a bastard.

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  4. 7

    The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealised past.

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  5. 6

    The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.

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  6. 5

    If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.

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  7. 4

    What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.

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  8. 3

    Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

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  9. 2

    The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

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  10. 1

    Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.

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