“Tell the rabble my name is Cabell.”
— James Branch Cabell speaking on the proper pronunciation of his name

Life is a fine spectacle

“[L]ife is a fine ardent spectacle; and I have loved the actors in it:
and I have loved their youth and high-heartedness,
and their ungrounded faiths, and their queer dreams…about their own importance
and about the greatness of the destiny that awaited them,
— while you were piddling after, of all things, the truth!
The Silver Stallion

World wants to be deceived

Heraldic shield with stallion and motto "Mudus vult decipi"
“Mundus vult decipi”
The world wants to be deceived
Figures of Earth: A Comedy of Appearances

Truth we will not face

“The truth about ourselves is the one truth, above all others, which we are adamantine not to face.”
Between Dawn and Sunrise