When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Nothing is black or white.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!