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“Have You Ever Thought That Your Real Life Hasn’t Begun Yet?”

One day, toward the end of a conversation I was having with the painter David Salle in his studio, on White Street, he looked at me and said, “Has this every happened to you? Have you ever thought that your real life hasn’t begun yet?” “I think I know what you mean.” “You know–soon. Soon you’ll start your real life.” …


“You Increase Your Self-Respect When You Feel You’ve Done Everything You Ought To Have Done.”

“You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of …