Quotation Explorer - 'Logan Pearsall Smith'

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. - Logan Pearsall Smith
I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star. - Logan Pearsall Smith
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Thank heavens the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. - Logan Pearsall Smith
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! - Logan Pearsall Smith
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. - Logan Pearsall Smith
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. - Logan Pearsall Smith
All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for. - Logan Pearsall Smith
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober. - Logan Pearsall Smith
There are few sorrows in which a good income is of no avail. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood. - Logan Pearsall Smith
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. - Logan Pearsall Smith
What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? - Logan Pearsall Smith
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. - Logan Pearsall Smith
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? - Logan Pearsall Smith
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