If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Contributed by: Zaady
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
Source: Afterthoughts, 1931
Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each other's fur.
Source: "Afterthoughts," All Trivia: Trivia, More Trivia, p. 150 (1933).
Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters" (1931).
If we're told that an odd piece of our china is worth a hundred pounds, - how rare its beauty!
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection - even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano - is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Myself" (1931).
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