“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.”
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”
“It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”
“When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
“Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women...merely adored.”
“It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love”
“The error all women commit. Why can’t you women love us, faults
and all? Why do you place us on monstrous pedestals? We have all feet of
clay, women as well as men; but when we men love women, we love them
knowing their weaknesses, their follies, their imperfections, love them all
the more, it may be, for that reason. It is not the perfect, but the imperfect,
who have need of love. It is when we are wounded by our own hands,
or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us – else what use
is love at all? All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All
lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon. A man’s love is like that.
It is wider, larger, more human than a woman’s. Women think that they
are making ideals of men. What they are making of us are false idols
merely. You made your false idol of me, and I had not the courage to
come down, show you my wounds, tell you my weaknesses. I was afraid
that I might lose your love, as I have lost it now.”
“I analyzed you, though you did not adore me.”
“Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.”
“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
“Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.”
“Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
Just as vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
And falsehoods the truths of other people.
Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
“Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.”
“this woman is a genius in the day time and a beauty at night”
“If people are dishonest once, they will be dishonest a second time. And honest people should keep away from them. (Lady Chiltern)”
“All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon.”
“You silly Arthur! If you knew anything about...anything, which you don't, you would know that I adore you. Everyone in London knows it except you. It is a public scandal the way I adore you. I have been going about for the last six months telling the whole of society that I adore you. I wonder you consent to have anything to say to me. I have no character left at all. At least, I feel so happy that I am quite sure I have no character left at all.”
“The world seemed to me fine because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived.”
“Never mind what I say. I am always saying what I shouldn't say. In fact, I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood.”
“You are Beautiful when you are happy”
“In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.”
“He is fond of being misunderstood. It gives him a post of vantage.”
“Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is”
“You have never been poor, and never known what ambition is.”
“I like looking at geniuses and listening to beautiful people.”
“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast”
“Then I am sorry I did not stay away longer I like being missed.”
“It can never be necessary to do what is not honourable.”
“Use Redline wireless, he had argued. Use Bluetooth Extreme. Use something that wasn’t hardwired. It was more dependable, less subject to malfunctions than the more rudimentary system they were using might invite. So”
“You make your way through the application of intelligence, grace, and consideration for others. You do the right thing, not the easy thing.”
“In the 1930s, with no computers to precisely calculate tolerances of construction materials, cautious engineers simply heaped on excess mass and redundancy. “We’re living off the overcapacity of our forefathers.”
“A company is a moral imbecile. It has no sense of right or wrong. Any restraints have to come from the outside, from laws and customs which forbid it from doing certain things of which we disapprove. But it is a restraint that reduces profits. Which is why all companies will strain forever to break the bounds of the law, to act unfettered in their pursuit of advantage. That is the only way they can survive because the more powerful will devour the weak. And because it is the nature of capital, which is wild, longs to be free and chafes at each and every restriction imposed upon it.”
“They needed to share one secret after another with a beautiful woman, to peel away layer after layer, mask after mask, and still find themselves worshiped.”
BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.
We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.
Founded in 2023, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.