I do not myself find it agreeable to be 90, and I cannot imagine why it should seem so to other people. It is not that you have any fears about your own death, it is that your upholstery is already dead around you.
A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.
The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one's mere personal life, that one has merely lived.
The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.
To him boredom was a tragedy, for he had no more realization than if he had been an animal that any state he was in would ever come to an end.
It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.
Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste.
If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to Him. I often have a suspicion that God is still trying to work things out and hasn't finished.
We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.
All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
There is one common condition for the lot of women in Western civilization and all other civilizations that we know about for certain, and that is, woman as a sex is disliked and persecuted, while as an individual she is liked, loved, and even, with reasonable luck, sometimes worshipped.