To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Humility is attentive patience.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.