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W. Somerset Maugham

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I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.

— W. Somerset Maugham


One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.

— W. Somerset Maugham

#love #marriage #women #life

When a woman loves you she's not satisfied until she possesses your soul. Because she's weak, she has a rage for domination, and nothing less will satisfy her.

— W. Somerset Maugham

#women #love

Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.

— W. Somerset Maugham

#love #nowhere #religion #whiskey #love

It is one of the defects of my character that I cannot altogether dislike anyone who makes me laugh.

— W. Somerset Maugham


Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.

— W. Somerset Maugham

#love #suicide #women #humor

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.

— W. Somerset Maugham


Love is what happens to men and women who don't know each other.

— W. Somerset Maugham


If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.

— W. Somerset Maugham

#lying #self-deception #deception

About 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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