Search Quotes
Search more than 36,000 Quotes by over 6,000 Authors.
Home Page
Quotes by Author
Quotes by Topic
Popular Quotes
Popular Authors
Submit a Quote
W. Somerset Maugham Quotes
Showing: 21 - 30 W. Somerset Maugham Quotes of 106
Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room.
The audience is a very curious animal. It is shrewd rather than intelligent. Its mental capacity is less than that of its most intellectual members.
The audience is not the least important actor in the play and if it will not do its allotted share the play falls to pieces.
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it.
It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set.
Make him laugh and he will think you a trivial fellow, but bore him in the right way and your reputation is assured.
The only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you.
There is only one thing about which I am certain, and this is that there is very little about which one can be certain.
Comedy appeals to the collective mind of the audience and this grows fatigued; while farce appeals to a more robust organ, their collective belly.
We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
Browse Page(s):
Search quotes
Motivational Quote
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
Motivational Quote
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Motivational Quote
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Wise Quote
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Happiness Quote
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
All quotations on this website are the property and copyright of their respective authors. All quotations are provided for educational and informational purposes only.
Copyright © 2011 LifeQuotesLib.com. All Rights Reserved.