In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
Quote by W H Auden
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
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No hero is mortal till he dies.
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A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
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Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.