As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
A life without love is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
I was dominated, soul, brain, and power by you. You became to me the visible incarnation of that unseen ideal whose memory haunts us artists like an exquisite dream.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees dawn before the rest of the world.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.