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"No man should have a secret from his wife; she invariably finds out."
"My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all."
"Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays."
"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory."
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"More than half modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read."
"Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed."
"Men can be analyzed, women merely adored."
"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."
"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
"Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two."
"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose."
"Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other."
"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."
"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 is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned."
"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 better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
"It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly."
"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."
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