When the gods choose to punish us, they merely answer our prayers.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
I like Wagner's music better than any other music. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without hearing what one says. That is a great advantage.
Bernard Shaw has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends.
"The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.
Nothing but blackness aboveAnd nothing that moves but the cars...God, if you wish for our love,Fling us a handful of stars!
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Men always want to be a woman's first love women like to be a man's last romance.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hands on kings.
But what is the difference between literature and journalism ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Skaters by their very nature are urban guerillas: they make everyday use of the useless artifacts of the technological burden, and employ the handiwork of the government/corporate structure in a thousand ways that the original architects could never dream
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.
But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
I have never admitted that I am more than twentynine, or thirty at the most. Twentynine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not.