Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Nothing is black or white.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.