Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
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.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.