The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
I see when men love women, they give them but a little of their lives. But women, when they love give everything.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and cannot.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.