Quotes

11 November 2014

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

11 November 2014

Public Opinion ... an attempt to organise the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.

11 November 2014

The fact is, that civilisation requires slaves.... Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralising. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

11 November 2014

No, Ernest, don't talk about action.... It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

11 November 2014

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

11 November 2014

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

11 November 2014

Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.

11 November 2014

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

11 November 2014

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.

11 November 2014

Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune.

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