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W. Somerset Maugham

He knew that all things human are transitory and therefore that it must cease one day or another. He looked forward to that day with eager longing. Love was like a parasite in his heart, nourishing a hateful existence on his life’s blood; it absorbed his existence so intensely that he could take pleasure in nothing else. — W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage. (Signet; Anniversary ed. edition January 2, 2007) Originally published 1915.

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