3 Quotes – Henry James


Henry James, American writer

born:
April 15, 1843 in 2 Washington Place, New York City, United States

died:
February 28, 1916 in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England

known for (among others):
The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, What Maisie Knew, Daisy Miller, Washington Square

 

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.
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Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
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The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Henry James?ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


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35 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Henry James

  1. Karen, I like all of these and all so true! Kindness is so often forgotten today and it’s important can’t be reinforced enough! Yep, a novel should first and foremost be interesting!

    • Thank you very much for your kind feedback, Annika. Finding the right quotes is not always easy; it is time-consuming and – fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. It has to be this one. “The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”

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