Sir Max Beerbohm

1872 - 1956

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 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 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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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on good, modesty, reason, and schools

Not that I had any special reason for hating school. Strange as it may seem to my readers, I was not unpopular there. I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Going Back to School

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on laws and nature

It seems to be a law of nature that no man ever is loth to sit for his portrait.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Quia Imperfectum

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on art, past, and work

The past is a work of art, full of irrelevancies and loose ends.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

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