The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
No work of art ever puts forward views. Views belong to people who are not artists.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.