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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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    What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers.
    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)

    How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    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)

    Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.
    —Lillian Smith (1897–1966)