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He pretended to suspect me, of course. We can see now, thanks to you, that his whole life has been one long hypocrisy, that he has been pretending to be an artist, just like any other fraud. His deadly earnestness about it only made it worse; I see that now.

Edward Kelly (Aleister Crowley), The Artistic Temperament

Hermetic quote Kelly Crowley The Artistic Temperament pretended suspect whole life one long hypocrisy pretending artist fraud deadly earnestness made worse