When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. it is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life.
When the prurient and the impotent attack you, be sure you are right.
When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies through the window.
When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money.
When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.
When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the only thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
What would you say, Harry, if I told you that I had murdered Basil?" said the younger man. He watched him intently after he had spoken.
When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, as any one who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins.