What absurd fellows you are, both of you! I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.
The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
Men can be analyzed, women... merely adored.
He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
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