A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.