My favourite part of this book will always be the preface.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless.