And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can’t be much good.
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.