Max Beerbohm - Quotes

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To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be. ---->>>

Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls. ---->>>

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans. ---->>>

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. ---->>>

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful. ---->>>

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. ---->>>

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.

A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her. ---->>>

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter. ---->>>

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine. ---->>>

People are either born hosts or born guests.

People are either born hosts or born guests.

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal. ---->>>

People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table. ---->>>

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul. ---->>>

It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait. ---->>>

Nobody ever died of laughter.

Nobody ever died of laughter.

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests. ---->>>

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth. ---->>>

I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable. ---->>>

Most women are not as young as they are painted. ---->>>

You will find my last words in the blue folder. ---->>>

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. ---->>>

You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. ---->>>

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up. ---->>>

No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: August 24, 1872
Birthplace: in London, The United Kingdom
Die: 05-20, 1956
Occupation: Actor
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Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humorist. He was the drama critic for the Saturday Review from 1898 until 1910, when he relocated to Rapallo, Italy. In his later years he was popular for his occasional radio broadcasts (wikipedia)