Quotes

11 November 2014
Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
11 November 2014
We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.
11 November 2014
One said of suicide, "As long as one has brains one should not blow them out." And another answered, "But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot."
11 November 2014
True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
11 November 2014
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
11 November 2014
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
11 November 2014
There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.
11 November 2014
There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
11 November 2014
"Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived." It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
11 November 2014
Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.

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