Quotes

11 November 2014
We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.
11 November 2014
He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
11 November 2014
People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all.
11 November 2014
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic—a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
11 November 2014
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
11 November 2014
One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.
11 November 2014
To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist—the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.
11 November 2014
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.
11 November 2014
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
11 November 2014
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

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