More From Henry James
- "The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?"
- "Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue."
- "It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature."
More In Beauty
- "In LA, where I live, it’s all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women."― Alanis Morissette
- "It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous."― Aldous Huxley
- "Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty."― Matthew Arnold