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William Somerset Maugham

Születési dátum: 25. január 1874
Halál dátuma: 16. december 1965
Más nevek: Уильям Сомерсет Моэм

William Somerset Maugham angol regényíró, elbeszélő és drámaíró; munkáit a világos stílus, a változatos helyszínek és az emberi természet alapos ismerete jellemzi.

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„Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, könyv The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge (1943)
Kontextus: Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.

„A god that can be understood is not a god.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, könyv The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge (1943)
Kontextus: A god that can be understood is not a god. <!-- p. 283

„It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, könyv Of Human Bondage

Forrás: Of Human Bondage (1915), Ch. 51
Kontextus: You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent.

„Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham

Forrás: Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930), p. 140.<!-- Doubleday Doran & Co. -->
Kontextus: Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.

„Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, könyv The Summing Up

Forrás: The Summing Up (1938), p. 223

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