Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. That is the reason I hate vulgar realism in literature.
To be in Society is merely a bore. But to be out of it simply a tragedy. Society is a necessary thing.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self.
The only thing I have to declare is my genius.
I don't think that you should tell me that you love me wildly, passionately, devotedly, hopelessly. Hopelessly doesn't seem to make much sense, does it?
The aim of life is self development. To realize one's nature perfectly.
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.
For one moment our lives met, our souls touched.
If this is the way Queen Victoria treats her prisoners, she doesn't deserve to have any.