The only place in London where one can forget that it is Sunday.
On the Brompton Oratory, in "Table Talk" p. 63.
All humanity inspires me. Every passer-by is my unconscious sitter; and as strange as it may seem, I really draw folk as I see them. Surely it is not my fault that they fall into certain lines and angles.Aubrey Beardsley
It takes only one man to make an artist, but forty to make an Academician.Aubrey Beardsley
I’m so affected, that even my lungs are affected.Aubrey Beardsley
There was a young man with a salary,Who had to do drawings for Malory;When they asked him for more,He replied, 'Why? SureYou've enough as it is for a gallery.'Aubrey Beardsley
I shall not live much longer than did Keats.Aubrey Beardsley
What is a portrait good for, unless it shows just how the subject was seen by the painter? In the old days before photography came in a sitter had a perfect right to say to the artist: "Paint me just as I am." Now if he wishes absolute fidelity he can go to the photographer and get it.Aubrey Beardsley
I think the title page I drew for Salomé was after all "impossible". You see booksellers couldn't stick it up in their windows.Aubrey Beardsley
Of course, I have one aim, the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing.Aubrey Beardsley
I have always done my sketches, as people would say, for the fun of it... I have worked to amuse myself, and if it has amused the public as well, so much the better for me.Aubrey Beardsley