My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Poetry is the deification of reality.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.