Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
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.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.