The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
Rebecca West Quotes
Journalism an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on the headstone might well be: “It seemed a good idea at the time.”
It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself.
Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.