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W. Somerset Maugham Quotes and Quotations


Beauty is an ecstacy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Beauty Quotes
Something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Beauty Quotes
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Consistency Quotes
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Habit and Tradition Quotes
To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Food Quotes
Dinner, a time when . . . one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Food Quotes
It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Illusion Quotes
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Imagination Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Men and Women Quotes
Money is like a sixth sense, and you can't make use of the other five without it.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Money Quotes
A Unitarian very earnestly disbelieves what everyone else believes.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Religion Quotes
Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distinction.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Simplicity Quotes
The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it.
- W. Somerset Maugham | This Moment Quotes
Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Creating Positive Change Quotes
We do not write as we want but as we can.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Right Quotes
We do not write as we want, but as we can.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Realistic Expectations Quotes
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Success Quotes
Love is what happens to men and women who don't know each other.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Beginnings Quotes
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her . . . but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Companionship Quotes
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Passion Quotes
The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Heartbreak Quotes
Life isn't long enough for love and art.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Life Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
- W. Somerset Maugham | Humorous Quotes


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