It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a...
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature...
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say...
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs...
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual...
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city,...
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to...
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking...
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really...
To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species
The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and...
Love is a never ending feeling.
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
The hottest love has the coldest end