What sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which every one else is reading.
As quoted in Alice James, Her Brothers — Her Journal (1934)
How heroic to be able to suppress one's vanity to the extent of confessing that the game is too hard.Alice James
How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make every one wretched for 24 hours.Alice James
I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.Alice James
Truly nothing is to be expected but the unexpected.Alice James