Dinner, a time when . . . one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
Tolerance is another word for indifference.