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Letter "C" » Cecil Beaton Quotes
«Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.»
Author: Cecil Beaton
, Dare to Be Different
, in ordinary
, The Creatures
, the play
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