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People don't talk in Paris; they just look lovely…and eat.
The Crown Prince Umberto is charm itself, but has no great intelligence. He reminds me of myself.
What is more dull than a discreet diary? One might just as well have a discreet soul.
I gather it has now been decided not to embrace the Russian bear, but to hold out a hand and accept its paw gingerly. No more. The worst of both worlds.
There is nowhere in the world where sleep is so deep as in the libraries of the House of Commons.
We saw Queen Mary looking like the Jungfrau, white and sparkling in the sun.
Reformers are always finally neglected, while the memoirs of the frivolous will always eagerly be read.
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For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
March 7, 1897
October 7, 1958
Sir Henry Channon, often known as Chips Channon, was an American-born British Conservative politician, author and diarist.
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