What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
Quote by William Somerset Maugham
The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out...
There are two good things in life freedom of thought and freedom of action
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost...
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a...
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were...
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love....
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have...
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of...
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
Beauty is a bit of a bore.
To write simply is as difficult as to be good
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature...
The crown of literature is poetry.
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend...
Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not...
A great speech is literature.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.