The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I...
Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us.
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take...
In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants,...
Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know...
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the...
I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It...
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past...
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that...
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon