Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.
Time is waste of money.
There is no such thing as good influence.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
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The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.