It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than...
It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best...
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking...
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has...
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon...
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering...
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon...
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a...