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Max Beerbohm Quotes

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'All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.'

'Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter'

'I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul'

'Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.'

'Nobody ever died of laughter.'

'Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.'

'One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests'

'Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.'

'People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table'

'Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls'

'The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.'

'There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.'

'To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.'

'When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.'

'You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men'

Born in Kensington, London
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The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill - Peter Ustinov
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On this day:
First Town Incorporated by English Parliament - 1439, Battle of Brentford - 1642, Battle of Preston - 1715, Elgar opens Abbey Road recording studios - 1931, First Photo of Nessie - 1933, Tirpitz Sunk - 1944, End of the Pound note - 1984, Tim Berners-Lee Proposes world wide web - 1990, Absolutely Fabulous Debuts - 1992, Gary Glitter Jailed - 1999
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