Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
True friends stab you in the front.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Who, being loved, is poor?
All art is quite useless.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.