W. Somerset Maugham Quotes (294 quotes)




W. Somerset Maugham
Source/Notes:
East and West (1934). Originally: "She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit"
W. Somerset Maugham
Source/Notes:
Strictly Personal, p. 156 (Doubleday, Doran and co., inc., 1941)
W. Somerset Maugham
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: "Living thoughts: inspiration, insight, and wisdom from sources throughout the ages" (Hartmore House, 1976 ) by Bernard S. Raskas, p. 191


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W. Somerset Maugham
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Born: January 25, 1874

Died: December 16, 1965 (aged 91)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Playwright, novelist

Bio: William Somerset Maugham 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.

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