In proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to
the lady he escorts—it is unusual to offer both.
Lewis Carroll (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman.
I’m a man more dined against than dining.
Maurice Bowra (1898–1971), warden of Wadham College, Oxford.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand
only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I
love. Everything is united by it alone. Leo Tolstoy , Russian novelist and philosopher
Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too
lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that
endears us to our friends.
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship
plus sex and minus reason.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on
On Making Conversation
A gossip is one who talks to you about others, a bore is one who
talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who
talks to you about yourself.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and
remove all doubt.
On Paying Compliments
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
My dear young lady, there was a great deal of truth, I dare say,
in what you said, and you looked very pretty while you said it, which is
much more important.
Oscar Wilde, in 'A Woman of No Importance'
When you are
courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit
on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's
This is not a
novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great
force. Dorothy Parker
I think war is a
dangerous place. George W. Bush, President of the United States
Britain "is not
worth an old shoe" Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Former Iraqi
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give;
Gas smells awful; You might as well live. Dorothy Parker