Henry James Quotes (31 quotations)

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1. Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there. - Henry James

2. Deep experience is never peaceful. - Henry James

3. Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. - Henry James

4. Even when a thing's already nice there mostly is some other thing that would have been nicer - or as to which we wonder if it wouldn't. - Henry James

5. For the worst sign of all - as I must have it for you - is that you can't help me. That's when a woman pities. - Henry James

6. He had the entertainment of thinking that if he had for that moment stopped the clock it was to promote the next minute this still livelier motion. - Henry James

7. His idea was simply what a man's idea always is - to put every effort off on the woman. - Henry James

8. I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect. - Henry James

9. I feel how little she can like being told of her owing me anything. No woman ever enjoys such an obligation to another woman. - Henry James

10. I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth-I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace. - Henry James

11. I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me. - Henry James

12. It has been my fate, and one's fate one accepts. It's a dreadful thing to have to say, in so wicked a world. - Henry James

13. It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them. - Henry James

14. It struck him really that he had never so lived with her as during this period of her silence; the silence was a sacred hush, a finer clearer medium, in which her idiosyncrasies showed. - Henry James

15. It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition. - Henry James

16. Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had? - Henry James

17. Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? - Henry James

18. People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course - with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here - to keep an eye on the fleeting hour. - Henry James

19. She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities. - Henry James

20. She had fortunately always her appetite for news. The pure flame of the disinterested burned in her cave of treasures as a lamp in a Byzantine vault. - Henry James

21. She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. - Henry James

22. Small and fat and constantly facetious, straw- coloured and destitute of marks, he would have been practically indistinguishable hadn't his constant preference for light-grey clothes, for white hats, for very big cigars and very little stories, done what it could for his identity. - Henry James

23. Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. - Henry James

24. Thank goodness you're a failure - it's why I so distinguish you! Anything else to-day is too hideous. Look about you - look at the successes. Would you BE one, on your honour? - Henry James

25. Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught. - Henry James

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