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.

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.

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