Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables.
Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.
Self-reform is the only kind that works.
Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others.
If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
Events are called inevitable only after they have occurred.
Folly always knows the answer.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
Conscious thought is the tidying up at the end.
Critic’s delight: scolding the Mighty Dead.
Malice is always authentic and sincere.
Often, when I want to consult my impulses, I cannot find them.