William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham

Biography William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

English playwright, novelist and short story writer

Also called W. Somerset Maugham.
Was born on 25 jan 1874.
Died on 16 dec 1965, at 91 years old.
Origin country United Kingdom
Quotes by William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.
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Quotes William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham

The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.

Quote by William Somerset Maugham about literature, judges, writers
William Somerset Maugham

The crown of literature is poetry.

Quote by William Somerset Maugham about poetry, literature
William Somerset Maugham

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.

Quote by William Somerset Maugham about beauty
William Somerset Maugham

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.

Quote by William Somerset Maugham about opinion