People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.
Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world.
To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.