Logan Pearsall Smith

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.

How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.

There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.

What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers.


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