Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
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.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
I am not now That which I have been.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.