It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt
By its very looseness, by its way of evoking rather than defining, suggesting rather than saying, English is a magnificent vehicle for emotional poetry
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be
Most women are not as young as they are painted.
People are either born hosts or born guests
Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls.
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs.
For people who like that kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they like.
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.