His modesty amounts to deformity.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Dare to risk public criticism.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.