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"Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be a man's last romance."
"Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat."
"Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood."
"Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects."
"One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything."
"Men can be analyzed, women merely adored."
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life."
"Those whom the gods love grow young."
"No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating."
"My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all."
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language."
"America is the first country to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the usual intervening period of civilization."
"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected."
"All art is quite useless."
"It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly."
"Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."
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