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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

(1865-1946), Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

Category: Acquaintance

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

Category: Acquaintance

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

Category: Affection

The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

Category: Arts And Artists

What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?

Category: Autobiography

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.

Category: Baldness

How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!

Category: Bigotry

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Category: Books And Reading

Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication.

Category: Books And Reading

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.

Category: Charm

What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?

Category: Children

We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.

Category: Conscience

There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.

Category: Decay

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!

Category: Dreams

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.

Category: Education