Cynicism is the intellectual cripple’s substitute for intelligence.
The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.
A lady is nothing very specific. One man’s lady is another man’s woman; sometimes, one man’s lady is another man’s wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can’t ignore it, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh at it; if you can’t laugh at it, it’s probably deserved.
Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
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