Alec Nevala-Lee

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Portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent

We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art, yours and mine, what we are talking about—and the only way to know is to have lived and loved and cursed and floundered and enjoyed and suffered. I think I don’t regret a single “excess” of my responsive youth—I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.

Henry James, in a letter to Hugh Walpole

Written by nevalalee

June 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

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