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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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    Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
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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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    It’s very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
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