If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
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An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
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