I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to.
Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.
We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim -- objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in.
You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done.
I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.