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Our heros unreasoning rage was fed by a not unreasonable jealousy. It was clear to him that Zuleika had forgotten his existence. To-day, as soon as he had killed her love, she had shown him how much less to her was his love than the crowds. And now again it was only the crowd she cared for. He followed with his eyes her long slender figure as she threaded her way in and out of the crowd, sinuously, confidingly, producing a penny from one lads elbow, a threepenny-bit from between anothers neck and collar, half a crown from anothers hair, and always repeating in that flute-like voice of hers: Well, this is rather queer!
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You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. For the attractive woman, dogs are mere dumb and restless brutes-possibly dangerous, certainly soulless. Yet will coquetry teach her to caress any dog in the presence of a man enslaved by her.

— Max Beerbohm

I could no more marry a man about whom I could not make a fool of myself than I could marry one who made a fool of himself about me. Else had I long ceased to be a spinster.

— Max Beerbohm

Explain yourself!" he commanded.
"Isn't that rather much for a man to ask of a woman?"
"I don't know. I have no experience of women. In the abstract, it seems to me that every man has a
right to some explanation from the woman who has ruined his life." (page 90)

— Max Beerbohm

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

— Max Beerbohm

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.

— Max Beerbohm

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.

— Max Beerbohm

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.

— Max Beerbohm

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.

— Max Beerbohm

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.

— Max Beerbohm

The critic who justly admires all kinds of things simultaneously cannot love any one of them.

— Max Beerbohm

Has the gift of laughter been withdrawn from me? I protest that I do still, at the age of forty-seven, laugh often and loud and long. But not, I believe, so long and loud and often as in my less smiling youth. And I am proud, nowadays, of laughing, and grateful to any one who makes me laugh. That is a bad sign. I no longer take laughter as a matter of course.

— Max Beerbohm

A man's work is rather the needful supplement to himself than the outcome of it.

— Max Beerbohm

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