At every single moment of one’s life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been.
The one charm of the past is that it is the past. But women never know when the curtain has fallen. They always want a sixth act,
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands; beautiful women never are! They never have time. They are always so occupied in being jealous of other people’s husbands.
How long could you love a woman who didn’t love you, Cecil?
A woman who didn’t love me? Oh, all my life!
A kiss may ruin a human life
La verdad, es la verdad; rara vez pura y nunca simple
every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.
Miss Prim says that all good looks are a snare.’ ‘They are a snare that every sensible man would like to be caught in.’ ‘Oh, I don’t think I would care to catch a sensible man. I shouldn’t know what to talk to him about.
Oh! it is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.
If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life.