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10 W. Somerset Maugham Quotations

''When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.''
- W. Somerset Maugham


''Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage'


''When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage'


''D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.''
- W. Somerset Maugham


''Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.''
- W. Somerset Maugham


''The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''There's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915






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