Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Contributed by: Zaady
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Source: response to an American customs official
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