Henry James (1843-1916) American author

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I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them. - Henry James

I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect. - Henry James

She had an unequaled gift, of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities. - Henry James

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. - Henry James

Cats and monkeys, monkeys and cats, all human life is there. - Henry James

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

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out, you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand. - Henry James

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. - Henry James

She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. - Henry James