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Laurence Housman
 
Date of birth: 18 July 1865
Date of death: 20 February 1959
Country Of Origin: England
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" A while back I heard, with great contentment, somebody say that Somerset was the most beautiful county in England; and when somebody else (controverting that statement) named some other wretched county as more beautiful, I in my infatuation said that, if so, I did not wish to see it. "

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" At that time I had no notion that I should ever come to live in Somerset - to live actually within the range of what then lay before me. "

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" Before the war ended common sense had rescued me from any belief that war could do the human race, or my country, any good whatever. "

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" But it has also enabled me to find my feet as a lecturer and a reader of my own plays to audiences who like to hear them; and that experience of immediate appreciation gives greater pleasure and more stimulus towards further activity than even the most laudatory of reviews. "

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" But though I wrote much and constantly, I had no confidence that I could become an author. And it was that lack of confidence, I suppose, which made me keep the first book I ever wrote lying idle for five years, before trying it on a publisher, and it took three more years to find one. "

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" For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own. "

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" I believe absolutely in love being the central motive force of the universe. "

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" I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage. "

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" I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. "

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" I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old. "

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" I still think that if the human race, or even one nation, could only get right about its God the rest would follow. "

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" I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result. "

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" If I live for another ten years I shall probably have written all that I want to write. "

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" If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy. "

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" In 1905 Granville-Barker gave me a shock of surprise by telling me that I was one of the people whom he wanted to write for the English stage. "

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