Lytton Strachey Quotes
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If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.
In pure mathematics the maximum of detachment appears to be reached: the mind moves in an infinitely complicated pattern, which is absolutely free from temporal considerations. Yet this very freedom - the essential condition of the mathematician's activity - perhaps gives him an unfair advantage. He can only be wrong - he cannot cheat.
The time was out of joint, and he was only too delighted to have been born to set it right.
Of Hurrell Froude
The art of biography seems to have fallen on evil times in England. … With us, the most delicate and humane of all the branches of the art of writing has been relegated to the journeymen of letters; we do not reflect that it is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one.