Sometimes we can spend years without living at all, and suddenly our whole life is concentrated in a single moment .
The people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. what they call thier loyalty, and thier fidelity, i call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect- simply a confession of failure.
One should always play fairly... when one has the winning cards.
Upon the walls of the lonely locked room where he had spent so much of his boyhood, he had hung with his own hands the terrible portrait whose changing features showed him the real degradation of his life, and in front of it had draped the purple-and-gold pall as a curtain.
At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins.
Art had no moral responsibility. Art, he argued, should strive only to be a beautiful object entirely separate from its creator.