I shall say another word for the most select ears: what I really want from music. That it be cheerful and profound like an afternoon in October. That it be individual, frolicsome, tender, a sweet small woman full of beastliness and charm.
He who considers more deeply knows that, whatever his acts and judgements may be, he is always wrong.
I don't want to be mistaken for anyone―so I mustn't mistake myself.
The wittiest authors raise the very slightest of smiles.
How does one become stronger? By deciding slowly; and by holding firmly to the decision once it is made. Everything else follows of itself.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.