The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Source: Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters" (1931).
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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.
Source: Afterthoughts, 1931
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).
The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. . . . To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Other People" (1931).
What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
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