Quotations From HENRY JAMES


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  • Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
    Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. repr. In Partial Portraits (1888). The Art of Fiction (1884).
  • The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
    Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. repr. In Partial Portraits (1888). The Art of Fiction (1884).

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