Find important quotes and citations by the author Henry James.
Quote 3122I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
Quote 3121In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
Quote 3120Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
Quote 3119There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition
Quote 3118People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.
Quote 3117Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
Quote 3116It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process
Quote 3115Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Quote 3114We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
Quote 3113Experience 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.
Quote 3112The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
Quote 3111The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
Quote 3110The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.
Quote 3109What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Quote 3108A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
Quote 3107Ideas are, in truth, force.
Quote 3106Life is a predicament which precedes death.
Quote 3105There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Quote 3104To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
Quote 3103Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
Quote 3102I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.
Quote 1673It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
Quote 1277Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet
Quote 1123Deep experience is never peaceful