There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
Beauty is an ecstacy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it.
Something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul.
Love is what happens to men and women who don't know each other.
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her . . . but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.
Dinner, a time when . . . one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Life isn't long enough for love and art.
Money is like a sixth sense, and you can't make use of the other five without it.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
A Unitarian very earnestly disbelieves what everyone else believes.
We do not write as we want but as we can.
Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distinction.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.
As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.