Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.

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“How Socratic is Somerset Maugham! What is virtue to him but a norm? So the best propaedeutic is a process maieutic, and all evil is merely bad form.”

—R. B. S. Instone, (via Futility Closet)