The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
He writes his plays for the ages -- the ages between five and twelve.
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand, he wants to know if she's tired.
Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.
The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.
I only drink to make other people seem interesting.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.
Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.
Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.
A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to.
I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.
Hollywood is ten million dollars worth of intricate and high ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
Musicals are to the theater what wines are to a substantial dinner.
I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency.
I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
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