Quotes

11 November 2014
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
11 November 2014
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
11 November 2014
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
11 November 2014
If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.
11 November 2014
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
11 November 2014
Let a man get up and say, "Behold, this is the truth," and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
11 November 2014
On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
11 November 2014
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
11 November 2014
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats—and one always secretes too much jelly.
11 November 2014
Never did I read such tosh. As for the first two chapters we will let them pass, but the 3rd 4th 5th 6th—merely the scratching of pimples on the body of the bootboy at Claridges.

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