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Henry James: 10 quotes on his birthday

10 quotes from the great American novelist Henry James on his 169th birthday.

- Rhoda Feng, Monitor contributor

Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer in Jane Campion's adaptation of The Portrait of a Lady.

2. The arbiter

I try to judge things for myself; to judge wrong, I think, is more honorable than not to judge at all. (The Portrait of a Lady)


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