Sir Max Beerbohm Quotes
Most popular Sir Max Beerbohm Quotes
Death cancels all engagements.
Most women are not so young as they are painted.
To make oneself beautiful is an universal instinct.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
Beauty and the lust for learning have yet to be allied.
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Vulgarity has its uses. Vulgarity often cuts ice which refinement scrapes at vainly.
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
It needs no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
People seem to think there is something inherently noble and virtuous in the desire to go for a walk.
He was one of those people who say, 'I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like.'
Improvisation is the essence of good talk. Heaven defend us from the talker who doles out things prepared for us!
It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loathe to sit for his portrait.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
I have known no one of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
By its very looseness, by its way of evoking rather than defining, suggesting rather than saying, English is a magnificent vehicle for emotional poetry.