''Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.''
''What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?''
''Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.''
''Housekeeping ain't no joke.''
''It takes two flints to make a fire.''
''Love is a great beautifier.''
''Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.''
''People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.''
''Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.''