When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
A good liar must have a good memory.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.