By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal
Men become old, but they never become good
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.
Nature is always behind the age
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
In America, the young are always ready to give to those older than themselves the full benefit of their inexperience
Nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim
The secret of life is in art.
It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors