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W. Somerset Maugham

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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.

— W. Somerset Maugham


To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault, not hers.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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Oh, it's always the same,' she sighed, 'if you want men to behave well to you, you must be beastly to them; if you treat them decently they make you suffer for it.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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Maugham had been writing steadily since the age of 15 and fervently wiW. Somerset Maughamd to become an author but as he was not of age he refrained from telling his guardian. A. Based on the novel Theatre.

The first run of his first novel Liza of Lambeth (1897) sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full time. During and after the war he traveled in India and Southeast Asia; all of these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.

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