We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
I don’t dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
An ugly baby is a very nasty object – and the prettiest is frightful.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.