Max Beerbohm

(1872_1956 / London)

Max Beerbohm Quotes

  • ''To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. And Even Now, "Quia Imperfectum," (1920).
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist and caricaturist. (Essay written 1918). And Even Now, "Hosts and Guests," (1920).
  • ''As a teacher, as a propagandist, Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. (Written 1901). Around Theatres, "A Cursory Conspectus of G.B.S," (1924). Closing words of essay. Shaw was Beerbohm's predecessor as dramatic critic on the London weekly, Saturday Review.
  • ''I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. More, "Going Back to School," (1899). Referring to Oxford University.
  • ''It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British author. "Quia Imperfectum," And Even Now (1920).
  • ''Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British author. "Quia Imperfectum," And Even Now (1920).
  • ''The most perfect caricature is that which, on a small surface, with the simplest means, most accurately exaggerates, to the highest point, the peculiarities of a human being, at his most characteristic moment in the most beautiful manner.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British author. Essay written 1901. "The Spirit of Caricature," A Variety of Things (1928).
  • ''Most women are not so young as they are painted.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. The Yellow Book, vol. 4, "A Defence of Cosmetics," (1895).
  • ''To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. The Yellow Book, vol. 4, "1880," (1895).
  • ''The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.''
    Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British author. Yellow Book, "King George the Fourth," (1894).

Read more quotations »
[Report Error]