Henry James Quote

We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art... what we are talking about — and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and cursed and floundered and enjoyed and suffered. I think I don't regret a single "excess" of my responsive youth — I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.


Letter to Hugh Walpole (21 August 1913).

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We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art... what we are talking about — and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and...

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We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art... what we are talking about — and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and...

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We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art... what we are talking about — and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and...

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We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art... what we are talking about — and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and...