With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.

We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.

The best way to enjoy your job is to imagine yourself without one.

One should always be in love. That’s the reason one should never marry.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.

I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.

When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me.

I really don’t see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I’ll certainly try to forget the fact.

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.

The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level.

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise