To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.
Elizabeth Bibesco Quotes
Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can’t get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn’t grow up into.
Seeing through is rarely seeing into.
He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.
We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
You don’t have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won’t hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.