If you have lived, take thankfully the past.
~ John Dryden
Rebecca West Quotes
He is every other inch a gentleman.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.