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Questions about the novel 'Cakes and Ale, or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard' (1930) by William Somerset Maugham. Use this tag with the [somerset-maugham] tag.

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What did Charles Dickens say about genius and pain?

While reading Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale, I came across this quote (emphasis mine): ...Charles Dickens in an after-dinner speech had stated that genius was an infinite capacity for taking ...