I write because it gives me the greatest possible artistic pleasure to write. If my work pleases the few I am gratified. As for the mob, I have no desire to be a popular novelist. It is far too easy.
The curves of your lips rewrite history.
Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything.
You know how I love secrecy. It is the only thing that can make modern life wonderful or mysterious to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
But what world says that [I'm wicked]? It can only be the next world. This world and I are on excellent terms.
They were evidently people on a low, material plane of existence, and quite incapable of appreciating the symbolic value of sensuous phenomena.