W. Somerset Maugham Quote

But the only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings for the critic, but at second-hand they can be of small service to you.


The partial view (ed. London, Heinemann, 1954)

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But the only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings for the critic, but at...

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But the only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings for the critic, but at...

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But the only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings for the critic, but at...

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But the only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings for the critic, but at...