A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it; an amateur is one who can't when he does feel like it.
Ego, p. 303, September 17, 1933.
Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If he can't pretend that, he will look through the object, or round it, or above it or below it, or in any direction except into it. If, however, you force him to look into it, he will at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be.James Agate
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