No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go around.
The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their life... I'll show that they are not brilliant, not romantic, not delightful, not intelligent.
You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, have the neighbours acknowledge that you're a good man; and at the same time you want to be a success, make money, join the country club, get the votes and kick the other man in the teeth and off the ladder.
Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic
About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal.
The sensuality, delicacy of literature does not exist for me; only the passion, energy and struggle… Most of my friends deplore this: they are always telling me what I should leave out in order to have success. But I know that nothing has more success in the end than an intelligent ferocity.
Radicalism is the opium of the middle class.
I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
Each Australian is a Ulysses.
Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience.
Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
Money has no country.
It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.
I know your breed; all your fine officials debauch the younger girls who are afraid to lose their jobs: that's as old as Washington.
Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is.
When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business. ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptcy is more fluid. Gold isn't wealth: positions in markets are wealth.
A woman can't be, until a girl dies. . . . I mean the sprites that girls are, so different from us, all their fancies, their illusions, their flower world, the dreams they live in.
I wish I had a man and not a dishrag printed over with big words like 'constitutional rights' and 'progress'!
I never wanted to marry anyone like my father; I always preferred those more shoddy.
Old age and youth cannot live together.
The great white city of brotherhood, Washington.
Women are outside the law; they make nothing, they say yes or no to some collections of whereases.
Behind the concept of woman's strangeness is the idea that a woman may do anything: she is below society, not bound by its law, unpredictable; an attribute given to every member of the league of the unfortunate.
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