Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his...
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take...
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that...
The only real people are the people who never existed
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she...
I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is...
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live...
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a...
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great...