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William Maugham Quotes

It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.

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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knowswhat they are.

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It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

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I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.

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Writing is the supreme solace.

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The degree of a nation's civilization is marked by its disregard for the necessities of existence.

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Beauty is a bit of a bore.

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When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.

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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

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In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.

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An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

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Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.

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No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.

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The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.

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Life isn't long enough for love and art.

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The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.

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Perfection has one grave defect it is apt to be dull.

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