Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on.
Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.
I drink to make other people interesting.
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand, he wants to know if she's tired.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
All that is necessary to raise imbecility into what the mob regards as profundity is to lift it off the floor and put it on a platform.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
In the theatre, a hero is one who believes that all women are ladies, a villain one who believes that all ladies are women.
A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts.
Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.
I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.
Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost.
The dramatic critic who is without prejudice is on the plane with the general who does not believe in taking human life.
Impersonal criticism?is like an impersonal fist fight or an impersonal marriage, and as successful.
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