Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

Shopping: I like to walk down Bond Street, thinking of all the things I don’t want.

The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

There are people who are beautiful in dilapidation, like old houses that were hideous when new.

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter.

Uncultivated minds are not full of wild flowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them and they are the haunt of toads.

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true.

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world will let them.

Eat with the Rich, but go to the play with the Poor, who are capable of Joy.

A best seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.