A true friend stabs you in the front, not the back.
It is a very dangerous thing to listen. If one listens, one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person.
I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.
My doctor says I must not have any serious conversation after seven [o'clock]. It makes me talk in my sleep.
The only beautiful things are the things that do not concern us.
In the common world of fact the wicked were not punished, nor the good rewarded. Success was given to the strong, failure thrust upon the weak. That was all.