W. Somerset Maugham

A playwright, novelist and short story writer.

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7 quotations — 5 Funny, 2 Serious.

  1. If forty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
  2. It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
  3. Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
  4. The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
  5. There are three rules for writing a novel.
    Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

  6. I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell: their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.
  7. Sometimes, people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that, in due course, they actually become the person they seem.