It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Genius is sorrow's child.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Be that self which one truly is.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.