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It is the artist's function not to copy but to synthesise: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal.

William Ernest Henley

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Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: English Quotes
Born: August 23, 1849
Died: July 11, 1903

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