Henry James was an American writer famed for his works such as The American, The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove and The Ambassadors. He was one of the most prominent figures of 19th-century literary realism.
He was the son of Mary Walsh and Henry James, Sr. He had three brothers, including philosopher and psychologist William James. His younger sister was the renowned diarist Alice James.
For his outstanding contribution in literature, he got his first nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. He was nominated again for the prestigious award in 1912 and 1916.
He acquired British citizenship in 1915 - one year before his death.
A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.Henry James
Deep experience is never peaceful.Henry James
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.Henry James
I adore adverbs they are the only qualifications I really much respect.Henry James
I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.Henry James
Ideas are, in truth, force.Henry James
In art economy is always beauty.Henry James
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.Henry James
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.Henry James
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.Henry James
Life is a predicament which precedes death.Henry James
Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.Henry James
People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.Henry James
The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.Henry James
The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy... what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?Henry James
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.Henry James
was a famous American author,
who was born on
April 5, 1843. As a person born on this date, Henry James is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 5) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1843).
People born on April 5
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Henry James is the 417th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Henry James' birthday, Henry James is the 2669th most famous American and ranks 578th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
In general, Henry James ranks as the 4809th
most popular famous person, and the 132nd most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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