In the sex war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male,vindictiveness of the female.
A mistake which is commonly made about neurotics is to suppose that they are interesting. It is not interesting to be always unhappy, engrossing with oneself, malignant and ungrateful, and never quite in touch with reality.
[Memoria certe non modo Philosophiam sed omnis / vitae usum, omnesque artes, una maxime continet]
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainty that just to be alive is a grand thing.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Hate is the consequence of fear we fear something before we hate it a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.
If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given us to be denied at every turn, if our nature is always wrong and wicked, how ineffectual we are - like fishes not meant to swim