No human being ever spoke of scenery for above two minutes at a time, which makes me suspect that we hear too much of it in literature
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and...
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and...
The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant...
When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream,...
Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there...
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be...
We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can...
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Nothing made by brute force lasts.
I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a...
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Every one lives by selling something.
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can...
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Those who don't believe in you won't change their minds when you succeed
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through,...