Quotes

11 November 2014
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
11 November 2014
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
11 November 2014
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
11 November 2014
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
11 November 2014
Formerly we used to canonise our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarise them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.
11 November 2014
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
11 November 2014
When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.
11 November 2014
Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage makes her look like a public building.
11 November 2014
Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.
11 November 2014
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.

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