Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.
I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect.
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.