"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."
"American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers."
"Often the best way to overcome a desire is to satisfy it."
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
-- W. Somerset Maugham