To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.
We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think, then how little we are able to convey! The phantom is through the mind and out of the window before we can lay salt on
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.