With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.