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Logan Pearsall Smith

Logan Pearsall Smith (18 October 1865 – 2 March 1946) was an American-born essayist and critic.

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    We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
    —Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    I looked so much like a guy you couldn’t tell if I was a boy or a girl. I had no hair, I wore guys’ clothes, I walked like a guy ... [ellipsis in source] I didn’t do anything right except sports. I was a social dropout, but sports was a way I could be acceptable to other kids and to my family.
    —Karen Logan (b. 1949)

    What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
    —Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
    —Alexander Smith (1830–1867)