the Catholic does not, like the Rousseauist, confess himself from the housetops

Women are no longer distinctive in order to have their pictures shown in the great fashion magazines

We savored the irony of an elegant, immaculate magazine being put together in an inelegant, un-dressed-up shop.… There was no reception room on any floor

the handicrafts were cultivated in old days for the adornment of human life, and to add to the pleasurableness of home; and a museum fails to convey this fact

Penn dragged me to every single news outlet that asked for an interview and sent a Penn communications person with me to make sure I said the right things

looking back on the exhibitions and press reviews, the collections and dispersals at Christie’s, it is easy to see that it [Art] has been mainly regulated by dealers

the invention of the book conspicuously failed to abolish the academic lecture

Il me paraît absurde que vous médisiez de l’harmonie, parce que vous ne la connaissez pas et que votre rival y excelle

Every dic­ta­tor­ship has weak­nesses that could be­come its un­do­ing. It doesn’t mat­ter how much pomp is on dis­play at the par­ty’s reg­u­larly sched­uled meet­ings

Le vrai honnête homme est celui qui ne se pique de rien