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"I am not young enough to know everything."
"I can resist everything except temptation."
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life."
"I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability."
"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."
"It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly."
"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
"It is only about things that do not interest one, that one can give a really unbiased opinion; and this is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless."
"It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned."
"It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true."
"It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style."
"Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other."
"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose."
"Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two."
"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
"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."
"Men can be analyzed, women merely adored."
"Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed."
"More than half modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read."
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
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