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W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham (/ˈmɔːm/ MAWM), CH (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

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    You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you’re cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
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    If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.
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    It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
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