If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
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.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Give up trying to make me give up
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.