"All art is quite useless."
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"Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices."
"A poet can survive anything but a misprint."
"In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin."
"The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster."
"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."
"Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic."
"A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both."
"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
"The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth."
"The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is."
"One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged."
"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness."
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."
"For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn."
"No work of art ever puts forward views. Views belong to people who are not artists."
"The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art."
"Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon."
"It is always the unreadable that occurs."
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities."
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