Shear brilliance in itself is not enough to achieve great results, you need a good dose of stupid in the mix.
He who cultivates aristocratic qualities is far more noble than the aristocrat who lets his ancestral fields go fallow.
If self-effacement is considered a virtue then never drop a name unless it reflects very badly on you.
Delusions of grandeur are far preferable to those of insignificance.
You know you've had a good vacation when you come home with bed sores.
Only a fool does not judge a house by its furniture.
When you go out to a restaurant the last thing you want it to be about is the food.
I enjoy the company of stupid people who know they are.
I'm far too lazy to have domestic help.
The last thing I’d ever presume to make in life is a difference.
Enjoying yourself is all well and good but what if nobody else does?
I’m a failed gossip; I can never remember the material.
Viewing a contemporary art installation is a bit like rock climbing: you almost hope you’ll loose your grip and end the pain.
I admit to having a drinking problem: so often the wine really sucks.
Describing yourself in a brief meeting is a bit like rescuing your three favorite possessions from a house fire.
At least Kindle books can’t be used as kindling.
I’d never thought I’d see the day when there was too much art in the world.
Humility and modesty at a cocktail reception barely get you a second glass of wine.
The only explanation for a “rich eccentric” living like he’s destitute is that the money’s all bullshit.
No matter where you live in the world there’s always going to be someone to tolerate.
I don’t insist that friends share my political point of view but I prefer that they at least pretend to.
The world is full of malice and envy, and those who harbor such feelings should band together and put those lucky sons of bitches in their place.
Nothing could be more idiotic than common sense.
I enjoy meeting people but not when they seem to think that’s all I’ve got in mind.
Why pay to belong to an exclusive club when all the fun is happening among the excluded?
Treating everybody with the same level of kindness and respect is a virtue I’ve always aspired to, but then along comes that goddam son of a bitch.
Self-restraint is one skill I’ve definitely never sought to refine.
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