There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not always the best.
Real life seems to have no plots.
My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other.
When I die, people will say it is the best thing for me. It is because they know it is the worst. They want to avoid the feeling of pity. As though they were the people most concerned!
As regards plot I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against life.
I never know why self-sacrifice is noble. Why is it better to sacrifice oneself than someone else?
A person who can really be called an unselfish person, has no place in life.
Many people misjudge the permanent effect of sorrow, and their capacity to live in the past.
There is danger in courage. Cowardice is a power for good. We hardly know what it prevents.
People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own.
The most original novelist now writing in English.
A plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression, or signs of experience, but the support of the whole.
I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book.
There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy.
It is not for us to hold ourselves above the position of grateful people. We have to be able to accept. Anything else shows an unwillingness to grant someone else the superior place.
Duty is seldom liked either by the doer or the object ... And why should it be? It is not often of advantage to either.
Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it.
Dear, dear, the miniature world of the family! All the emotions of mankind seem to find a place in it.
It will be a beautiful family talk, mean and worried and full of sorrow and spite and excitement.
We do not discuss the members of our family to their faces ...
Truth is so impossible. Something has to be done for it.
Never is a long word.
Our desires have a way of getting bigger with our incomes.
To young people the future is still long.
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