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Quotations From WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS


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  • In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and ... in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere.
    William Dean Howells (1837-1920), U.S. novelist, critic. "Their Silver Wedding Journey," Harper's (New York, September 1899).

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  • Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
    William Dean Howells (1837-1920), U.S. novelist, critic. Attributed.

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  • The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
    William Dean Howells (1837-1920), U.S. novelist, critic. Letter, April 6, 1903, to editor Charles Eliot Norton.
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