„All this fame and money, which have so thrilled me when they came to others, leave me cold when they come to me. I am not an ascetic, but I don't know what to do with them, and my daily life has never been so trying, and there is no one to fill it emotionally.“

Letter 251, to Florence Barger, 23 December 1924
Selected Letters (1983-1985)

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