萨默塞特·毛姆

    威廉·萨默塞特·毛姆是英国剧作家、小说家和短篇小说作家。他是他那个时代最受欢迎的作家之一,也是1930年代收入最高的作家之一。

萨默塞特·毛姆(W. Somerset Maugham)名言

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.

对那些把人看得一清二楚的老小说家来说,事情就容易多了。总的来说,他们的英雄是彻头彻尾的好人,他们的恶棍是彻头彻尾的坏人。

萨默塞特·毛姆

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

保持老朋友关系是没有用的。双方都很痛苦。事实上,一个人是从人中成长出来的,唯一的事情就是面对它。

萨默塞特·毛姆

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.

当你年轻的时候,你把别人对你的好意当作你的权利。

萨默塞特·毛姆

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.

众所周知,在幽默的怯懦推进下,美并不显得优雅。

萨默塞特·毛姆

Impropriety is the soul of wit.

不当是智慧的灵魂。

萨默塞特·毛姆

Writing is the supreme solace.

写作是最大的安慰。

萨默塞特·毛姆

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.

让我们开发我们土地的资源,激发它的力量,建立它的机构,促进它所有的伟大利益,看看我们在我们的时代和我们这一代人中是否也会做一些值得纪念的事情。

萨默塞特·毛姆

Have common sense and stick to the point.

有常识,切中要害。

萨默塞特·毛姆