Sir Max Beerbohm

1872 - 1956

A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on conceit, people, and satisfaction

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Quia Imperfectum

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on sex and women

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"After all," as a pretty girl once said to me, "women are a sex by themselves, so to speak."

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: The Pervasion of Rouge

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on women

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Most women are not so young as they are painted.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: A Defence of Cosmetics

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on fantasy and reality

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on hatred, love, and women

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on history, laughter, legends, life, and time

Strange when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history for in legend as having died of laughter.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Laughter

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on music and people

She was one of the people who say "I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like."

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on time

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Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a man's footprint.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on affliction, genius, and spirituality

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Pines

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on guests and mankind

Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Hosts and Guests

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