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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
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66Three quotes by Somerset Maugham99

William Somerset Maugham CH (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s.

❝Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.❞ [+]

❝It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up.❞ [+]

❝There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.❞ [+]

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