The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The...
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of...
The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to...
Impropriety is the soul of wit.
What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer....
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking...
Writing is the supreme solace.
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by...
Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual...
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in...
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is...
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.