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Freedom.

“Sometimes I did exactly what I wanted to do all day—I lay on the sofa and read a book, or I typed up an old diary—and then the most terrifying sort of despair would descend on me: the very freedom … Continue reading

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Luck, arrangements.

“Today, talent needs the kind of luck that favors the incompetent; in fact, if a skilled man rejects the vile arrangements that bring success to rampant mediocrity, he will never get on at all.” — Honoré de Balzac, “Z. Marcas,” … Continue reading

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