Quotes by Lytton Strachey

Discretion is not the better part of biography.

Lytton Strachey

The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.

Lytton Strachey

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Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary monetary matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself.

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Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

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We're not talking about historical accuracy, we're talking about art. I've set in motion a geometric inevitability. If I start chiseling there, chipping here, the whole form is compromised.

David Assael

Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.

John Christian Bovee

There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible- that nothing is too good to be true.

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I'm hard-nosed about luck. I think it sucks. Yeah, if you spend seven years looking for a job as a copywriter, and then one day somebody gives you a job, you can say, Gee, I was lucky I happened to go up there today. But, dammit, I was going to go up there sooner or later in the next seventy years. If you're persistent in trying and doing and working, you almost make your own fortune.

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