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View Quote I put the words down and push them a bit.
View Quote I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
View Quote If politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be.
View Quote In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.
View Quote It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
View Quote Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
View Quote Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in "Old Maid"; the player who is finally left with it has lost.
View Quote My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.
View Quote Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.
View Quote Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.
View Quote One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
View Quote Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
View Quote Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.
View Quote Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
View Quote Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God.
View Quote The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
View Quote The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
View Quote There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances.
View Quote We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
View Quote What a man enjoys about a woman's clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them.
View Quote What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
View Quote When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
View Quote Words should be an intense pleasure just as leather should be to a shoemaker.
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