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    The young are so much more vulnerable than the old - the stuff is still warm and malleable, it takes impressions.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: young 
     
    The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: moment  impossible 
     
    Very rare, the intelligence of the heart. The intelligence of the whimsical brain is less rare, less attaching, sometimes tedious.
    — Storm Jameson
    Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
    — Storm Jameson
    Any marriage worth the name is no better than a series of beginnings - many of them abortive.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: marriage  worth 
     
    The critic's hankering to be law-giver rather than servant of literature is irrepressible.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: literature 
     
    Language is memory and metaphor.
    — Storm Jameson
    There is as much vanity in self-scourgings as in self-justification.
    — Storm Jameson
    Perhaps this is in the end what most marriages are - gentleness, memory, and habit.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: memory  marriage 
     
    Hope is a talent like any other.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: talent  hope 
     
    Speaking the truth, once you have started it, is too exhilarating to draw back.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: truth 
     
    Nothing lasts. Not even a great sorrow.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: sorrow 
     
    No form of art repeats or imitates successfully all that can be said by another; the writer conveys his experience of life along a channel of communication closed to painter, mathematician, musician, film-maker.
    — Storm Jameson
    For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
    — Storm Jameson
    What I do not know and cannot even hope to understand before I die is why human beings are willfully, coldly, matter-of-factly cruel to each other ... What nerve has atrophied in the torturer, or worse is sensually moved?
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: human  die  hope 
     
    to grow old is to have taken away, one by one, all gifts of life, the food and wine, the music and the company. ... the gods unloose, one by one, the mortal fingers that cling to the edge of the table.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: food  gift  music  god  company 
     
    Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: people  living  present 
     
    Surprise will be my last emotion, not fear.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: fear  emotion 
     
    War, for any cause, is inexcusable. There is nothing which excuses us for the beastly ingenuity of our wars. Only fools, only the diseased, think that we are served by killing the strong young men with machines.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: men  young  strong  war  machine  fools 
     
    I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: alone 
     
    Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: happiness  risk 
     
    The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: live  miracle 
     
    There is only one world the world pressing against you this minute.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: world 
     
    The older I grow the more sharply I mistrust words. So few of them have any meaning left. It is impossible to write one sentence in which every word has the bareness and hardness of bones, the reality of the skeleton.
    — Storm Jameson
    Not literature alone, but society itself is wormed and rotten when language ceases to be respected not merely by advertisers and politicians, but by persons of learning and authority.
    — Storm Jameson
    Failures to love are irremediable and irredeemable.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: failure 
     
    One of the uncovenanted benefits of living for a long time is that, having so many more dead than living friends, death can appear as a step backwards into the joyous past.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: death  time  living  past  friends 
     
    If you think with enough energy about a hoped-for event, it will in the end happen. Not because you willed it. Because it was all the time in your nature.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: time  nature  energy 
     
    The past is able to close round certain moments, as if they were seeds, and deliver them again fresh and living in the present.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: living  past  present  moment 
     
    Truth is the only good and the purest pity. ... Men lie for profit or for pity. All lies turn to poison, but a lie that is told for pity or shame breeds such a host of ills that no power on earth can compass their redemption.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: truth  men  power  lies  earth  shame 
     
    Women will always put persons above ideas ... and so they'll always be defeated. Persons die, and ideas rule the world.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: women  world  die  rules  ideas 
     
    Nationalism will keep its venom until we succeed in creating an image of the nations of the whole world as so many provinces.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: world 
     
    In my firm, we dealt in lies. Advertising is that ... the skilful use of the truth to mislead, to spoil, to debase.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    giving the utmost of herself to three absorbing interests [marriage, motherhood, career] ... was a problem for a superwoman, and a job for a superwoman, and only some such fabled being could have accomplished it with success.
    — Storm Jameson
    The strangest thing about life is not its frightful cruelty, but that it can be gentle.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: cruelty 
     
    A minor symptom of wars is the cancerous growth of committees.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: growth  war 
     
    There is a stage in any misery when the victim begins to find a deep satisfaction in it.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: misery  victim 
     
    Writing was a chimney for my blazing ambitions.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: ambition  writing 
     
    No one asks public men to be strictly moral, but they must seem to be well-behaved.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: men  morals 
     
    A politician is forced to make a habit of noble phrases and optimistic lies. In the end they infect himself.
    — Storm Jameson
    tags: lies  noble 
     
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