Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
Quote by William Somerset Maugham
Have common sense and stick to the point.
Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.
Tolerance is another word for indifference.
Sentimentality is only sentiment that rubs you up the wrong way
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost...
Writing is the supreme solace.
Nobody's free until everybody's free.
There are two good things in life freedom of thought and freedom of action.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than...
I do not believe they are right who say that the defects of famous men...
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the...
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love....
You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct
A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way...
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to...
A good marriage is the exception that proves who rules.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always...
It used to be that we in films were the lowest form of art. Now...