"In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."W. Somerset Maugham on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."W. Somerset Maugham on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."W. Somerset Maugham on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."W. Somerset Maugham on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."W. Somerset Maugham on John Lennon
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."