If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.