There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not always the best.
My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
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.
Real life seems to have no plots.
I never know why self-sacrifice is noble. Why is it better to sacrifice oneself than someone else?
Many people misjudge the permanent effect of sorrow, and their capacity to live in the past.
A plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression, or signs of experience, but the support of the whole.
Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other.
A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
A person who can really be called an unselfish person, has no place in life.
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!
People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own.
The most original novelist now writing in English.
There is danger in courage. Cowardice is a power for good. We hardly know what it prevents.
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.
To young people the future is still long.
We must use words as they are used, or stand aside from life.
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.
People's weaker side is not necessarily their truer self.
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.
Our desires have a way of getting bigger with our incomes.
[On writing:] What a difficult kind of work to choose! But of course one did not choose it. There was no choice.
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