The only horrible thing in the world is ennui.
But then one regrets the loss even of one’s worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one’s personality.
You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.
The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.
It is perfectly monstrous,’ he said, at last, ‘the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely true.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.