Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
In my estimation, the only thing that is more to be guarded against than bad taste is good taste.
It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes.
If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.