"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Arnold Bennett on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Arnold Bennett on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Arnold Bennett on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Arnold Bennett on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Arnold Bennett on Pablo Picasso
"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
"Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true."