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  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    1 jast think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Admiration spoils all from infancy. Ah! How well said! Ah! How well done! How well-behaved he is! etc.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
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    Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
    George Santayana
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    Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
  • Bill Buford
    Bill Buford
    American author and journalist
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    If kept dry, a chocolate with a high cacao content, I've discovered, rarely spoils.
  • John Gray
    John Gray
    American relationship counselor, lecturer and author 1951-
    John Gray
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    It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The man that hath no music in himself; nor is not move with concord of sweet sounds; is fit for treasons stratagems, and spoils.
    Source: The merchant of Venice (1597)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    The victor belongs to the spoils.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Unpretending mediocrity is good, and genius is glorious; but a weak flavor of genius in an essentially common person is detestable. It spoils the grand neutrality of a commonplace character, as the rinsings of an unwashed wine-glass spoil a draught of fair water.
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.
  • Abigail Van Buren
    Abigail Van Buren
    American advice columnist and radio show host 1918-2013
    Abigail Van Buren
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    While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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