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“Keep your clothes neat and tidy; it gives you self-confidence and composure in your bearings.”

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source: January 6, 1854 entry, in Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 1, 1847–1894, trans. by R. F. Christian (London: Faber and Faber, 2010), 83.

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“Then there is the stamp of old age on the face, head, hands and ankles. These blue-cheese ankles—what a punishment for narcissists!”

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source: letter to Julian Behrstock, dated January 14, 1997, in Saul Bellow: Letters (New York: Viking, 2010), 530–31.

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