There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.