The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.
Generosity with strings is not generosity; It is a deal.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive.