57 Total Quotes

Max Beerbohm Quotes

Max Beerbohm
The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end
Max Beerbohm
#Envy

Max Beerbohm
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
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#English Actor

Max Beerbohm
To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be
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#General

Max Beerbohm
Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.
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#Consciousness

Max Beerbohm
Nobody ever died of laughter.
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#English Actor #Laughter

Max Beerbohm
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best
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#Mediocrity

Max Beerbohm
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul
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#Eyes

Max Beerbohm
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt
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#Doubt

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

Max Beerbohm
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
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#English Actor

Max Beerbohm
When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul
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#Art

Max Beerbohm
It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality
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#Quality

Max Beerbohm
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature
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#Instinct

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Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful
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#Hatred

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People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table
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#Dreams

Max Beerbohm
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
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#Affliction

Max Beerbohm
People are either born hosts or born guests
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#Guests

Max Beerbohm
Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter
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#Laughter

Max Beerbohm
Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
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#English Actor #Guests

Max Beerbohm
Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls.
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#People #English Actor

Max Beerbohm
O the disgrace of it! - / The scandal, the incredible come-down!
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#Scandal

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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.
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#English Actor #Character

Max Beerbohm
Most women are not as young as they are painted.
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#Women #English Actor

Max Beerbohm
You will find my last words in the blue folder.
Max Beerbohm
#English Actor