I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free, / How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee? / Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; / God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.