The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
Autumn’s the mellow time.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Any healthy man can go without food for two days – but not without poetry.
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.