What has the actual lapse of time got to do with it? It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
But Lady Brandon treats her guests exactly as an auctioneer treats his goods.
It is only when one has lost all things, that one knows that one possesses it.
Perhaps after all America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Perhaps one of the most difficult things for us to do is to choose a notable and joyous dress for men. There would be more joy in life if we were to accustom ourselves to use all the beautiful colours we can in fashioning our own clothes.
Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to.