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Henry James

Read through the most famous quotes from Henry James

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

— Henry James


Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

— Henry James

#english #literature #summer #beauty

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.

— Henry James


I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.

— Henry James

#self-esteem #integrity

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

— Henry James


Sorrow comes in great waves...but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.

— Henry James


I'm yours for ever--for ever and ever. Here I stand; I'm as firm as a rock. If you'll only trust me, how little you'll be disappointed. Be mine as I am yours.

— Henry James


There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

— Henry James


Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?

— Henry James

#life #inspirational

I intend to judge things for myself; to judge wrongly, I think, is more honorable than not to judge at all.

— Henry James

#judgement #think #honor

About Henry James

Henry James Quotes

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As more material became available to scholars including the diaries of contemporaries and hundreds of affectionate and sometimes erotic letters written by James to younger men the picture of neurotic celibacy gave way to a portrait of a closeted homosexual although as author Terry Eagleton has stated ". Strether is to bring the young man back to the family business but he encounters unexpected complications. James was one of the great letter-writers of any era.

The concept of a good or bad novel is judged solely upon whether the author is good or bad. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans.

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