My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man, black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
Poetry is the deification of reality.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
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