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Portrait of a Lady

By Henry James QUOTATION: Money’s a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
ATTRIBUTION: Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Gilbert Osmond, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 35 (1881).

QUOTATION: An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue.
ATTRIBUTION: Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Isabel Archer, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 10 (1881).

QUOTATION: To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.
ATTRIBUTION: Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Ralph Touchett, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 13 (1881).

QUOTATION: Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
ATTRIBUTION: Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. The Portrait of a Lady (1881).

QUOTATION: Of course you’re always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you’ll condemn them all!
ATTRIBUTION: Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Ralph Touchett to Isabel Archer, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 23 (1881).

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